Columbus landed in present-day Bahamas.
Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63.
Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev created a disturbance at the U.N. General Assembly by pounding his desk with his shoe.
The Soviets launched Voskhod I, the first space capsule to carry three people into orbit.
NBA Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain died at his Bel Air home at age 63.