Georgetown University established in what is now Washington, DC.
Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.
The 24th Amendment to the Constitution, barring poll taxes, was ratified.
North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo (the crew was released 11 months later.)
President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.
Salvador Dali died in Spain at age 84.
The first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, died.
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.
Bob Keeshan, "Captain Kangaroo," died at age 76.
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