This was 72nd day of the year and 293 days remained in the year.
Cambridge College was renamed Harvard University.
"Uncle Sam" cartoon appeared for the first time in N.Y. Lantern weekly.
Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died.
A man shot dead 16 children and a woman teacher in a school in Dunblane, Scotland. He then shot himself.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica discontinued its print edition after 244 years.
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