Terry Nichols was sentenced to life in prison for his role as an accomplice in the Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people in 1995.
The Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, China, ended violently as the Peoples Army killed hundreds of pro-democracy protesters
The album Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen was released
The SS St. Louis, carrying 963 Jewish refugees, was refused permission to land in Florida. (It returned to Europe where most of its passengers later died in concentration camps)
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by the US Congress, granting women the right to vote
Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of the king's horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby and dies
Patience Strong (real name Winifred May) born 1907 (died 1990). Poet for the Daily Mirror from 1935 in rivalry with the Daily Sketch's prose-poet Wilhelmina Stitch.
Birth of Gilbert Harding, probably the best known radio and television performer of the 1950s. Famously rude he appeared on What's My Line, The Brains Trust and Twenty Questions.
Second War of Italian Independence: Battle of Magenta the French narrowly beat the Austrians in Lombardy, northern Italy
The Great Reform Act changes Parliamentary constituencies
Sir Walter Raleigh established the first English colony in the New World, on Roanoke Island, Virginia (now in North Carolina) – the so-called 'Lost Colony'.