This was 325th day of the year and 40 days remained in the year.
With the Marquis d'Arlandes, Pilâtre de Rozier made the first free flight in a balloon, reaching a peak altitude of about 3,000 ft and traveling about 5 1/2 mi in 20 min.
North Carolina became the 12th state.
Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes opened in New York City.
For the first time since 1930, the U.S. Senate rejected a Supreme Court nominee, Clement Haynsworth.
Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.