This was 61st day of the year and 304 days remained in the year.
Rutherford B. Hayes was declared president by a U.S. electoral commission since the original result was too close to call. He was the only president elected this way.
Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory and Puerto Ricans gained American citizenship.
The first issue of Henry Luce's TIME magazine appeared on newsstands.
Captain James Gallagher completed the first non-stop around the world flight. He completed the 23,452-mile journey in 94 hours, 1 minute.
Morocco gained independence from France.
Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored an NBA-record 100 points in a basketball game.
Dmitri A. Medvedev, a former aide to Russian president Vladimir Putin who has never held elected office, won the Russian presidential election in a landslide. Putin remained in a position of power, serving as Medvedev's prime minister.
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