This was 259th day of the year and 106 days remained in the year.
The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
Mexico began its revolt against Spanish rule.
General Motors was founded by William C. Durant.
The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress.
The United States first adopted peacetime conscription when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act into law.
Papua New Guinea became independent.
Lebanese Christians massacred hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Beirut.
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.