The first map of the human genome, which required decoding more than 3 billion biochemical "letters" of human DNA, is completed.
The bicycle was patented by W. K. Clarkson.
Hong Kong was proclaimed a British crown colony.
The first Grand Prix motor race was held in Le Mans, France.
The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, was opened.
President John Kennedy gave his, "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) speech in West Berlin.
The CN tower in Toronto opened, then the world's tallest free-standing structure.
Former South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond died at age 100.
or choose another day:
or select month and date:
or enter a year:
Here are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about.