Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.
The world’s longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.
Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
The Silent Parade took place in New York City, in protest to murders, lynchings, and other violence directed towards African Americans.
About 50 people are killed in the Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria.
King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, killing 113 people.
A high-speed train derails in Spain rounding a curve with an 80 km/h (50 mph) speed limit at 190 km/h (120 mph), killing 78 passengers.
President Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer.
Preparedness Day Bombing: In San Francisco, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a parade, killing ten and injuring 40.