Calhoun resigns as V.P.
John C. Calhoun became the first vice president in U.S. history to resign from office.
Westminster Abbey consecrated.
Iowa became the 29th state in the United States.
William F. Semple patented chewing gum.
The Lumiere Brothers gave the first commercial movie show at the Grand Cafe in Paris.
Composer Maurice Ravel died in Paris at age 62.
Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby, was born in Norfolk, Va.
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