The first town meeting was held in Boston, Massachusetts, at Faneuil Hall.
The cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney.
The Republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, soon to be occupied by the Nazis.
Perry Como's single "Catch a Falling Star" became the first RIAA gold record.
Jack Ruby was found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
The Soviet Congress voted Mikhail Gorbachev into the newly-created and powerful position of president.
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