Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for adultery.
The gang that included Jesse James and Cole Younger committed their first bank robbery in Liberty, Mo.
Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the Lindbergh kidnapping case.
France exploded its first atomic bomb.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who won the 1970 Nobel Prize for literature, was deported from the Soviet Union.
The French judge was accused of throwing the pairs skating decision to the Russians at the Olympics.
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