Senator for a day
Georgia's Rebecca Felton was sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman U.S. Senator (though she only served for one day).
With the Marquis d'Arlandes, Pilâtre de Rozier made the first free flight in a balloon, reaching a peak altitude of about 3,000 ft and traveling about 5 1/2 mi in 20 min.
North Carolina became the 12th state.
Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes opened in New York City.
For the first time since 1930, the U.S. Senate rejected a Supreme Court nominee, Clement Haynsworth.
The 18 1/2 min gap in the Richard Nixon Watergate tapes was revealed.
Egypt's Boutros Boutros-Ghali was chosen to become secretary-general by the UN Security Council.
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