Sir Thomas More was beheaded after refusing to join Henry VIII's Church of England.
Louis Pasteur successfully treated a patient with a rabies vaccine.
Anne Frank and her family sought refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
A fire caused by inept fire-eaters in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers Circus in Hartford, Conn., killed over 160 people.
Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women's singles tennis title. She was the first black person to win the event.
The Mars rover Sojourner rolled onto the Martian surface.
Roy Rogers, the King of the Cowboys, died.