The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified.
Captain William Dampier rescued British Sailor Alexander Selkirk after 52 months of being left on an island. Selkirk's story inspired Daniel Defoe to write 'Robinson Crusoe.'
Kansas entered the Union, making it the 34th state to join the United States of America.
The New York Evening Mirror published Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem 'The Raven.'
Wolfgang Mozart's opera 'Idomeneo' premiered at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, Germany.
One of William Shakespeare's most acclaimed plays, 'Romeo & Juliet' was performed for the first time.
Social Security Administration data shows the top names for babies born from 1920 to 2019.
Many elderly Japanese are committing petty crimes in order to get free shelter and food.
Man requests 'trial by combat' with Japanese swords to settle dispute with Iowa ex-wife.
Buying a gun is a relatively speedy operation in most of the US.
Army Regulation 70-28 was eventually rescinded, but it's clear that the tradition has continued.
Wisconsin town to legalize snowball fights after 50-year ban.