The deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in Shansi, China.
Georgetown University established in what is now Washington, DC.
Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.
North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo (the crew was released 11 months later.)
Salvador Dali died in Spain at age 84.
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.
Bob Keeshan, "Captain Kangaroo," died at age 76.