French writer Emile Zola published his "J'Accuse" letter, accusing the French of a cover-up in the Alfred Dreyfus treason case.
Novelist James Joyce died in Zurich.
Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the first elected African-American governor in the United States.
Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would "unretire" again in 2001.
After 17,162 performances, The Fantasticks ended its almost 42-year off-Broadway run.
Joseph Darby, a U.S. soldier at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, reported U.S. abuses of Iraqi prisoners to the Army's Criminal Investigations Division..
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