President William Henry Harrison died from pneumonia, one month after his inauguration.
Earthquake in Kangra, India, killed more than 20,000.
The Ohrdruf death camp was liberated from Nazi occupation.
The treaty establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was signed.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated.
The ribbon was cut to open the World Trade Center in New York City.
Pakistan prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed by the military.
Henry Cisneros became the mayor of San Antonio, Texas: the first Hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city.
Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
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