Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State.
Frontiersman, Daniel Boone, died in Missouri.
The Federal Trade Commission was established.
United Nations troops recaptured Seoul, the capital of South Korea, from the North Koreans.
Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised presidential debate.
William H. Rehnquist was sworn as the 16th chief justice of the Supreme Court.
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