Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the battle of Shiloh.
5,000 suffragists march to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. , seeking the vote for women.
U.S. secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover’s Washington speech was seen and heard in New York in the first long-distance television transmission.
The World Health Organization, a UN agency, was founded.
Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize winner, South Pacific opened on Broadway.
Hutu extremists in Rwanda began massacring ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. In 100 days of killing, an estimated 800,000 are murdered.
Cécile de Brunhoff, creator of Babar the elephant, died.
Vermont becomes the fourth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, just days after Iowa becomes the third.