Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and subsequently sold to the English.
South Carolina became the 8th state in United States.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States.
The North West Mounted Police force was formed in Canada. It would later be known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The New York Public Library, at the time the largest marble structure ever built in the United States, was dedicated by President Taft in New York City after 16 years of construction.
Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow) were killed in a police shootout.
Heinrich Himmler, head of Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo, committed suicide while in prison.
The German Federal Republic came into existence.
Moderate Mohammad Khatami was elected president of Iran.