Al Qaeda exploded bombs at the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing 224 people and injuring more than 5,500.
The USA launched the Explorer 6 satellite, which sent back the first images of the Earth from space
Oliver Hardy died 1957 (born1892). Film comedian who made 200 films with Stan Laurel.
Death of Konstantin Stanislavsky, actor and joint founder of the Moscow Arts Theatre
The Court of Appeal rejected the US Governments attempt to ban James Joyces novel Ulysses, allowing it to be published in the USA
The Iraqi government massacred over 3,000 Assyrians in the town of Simele (also known as Sumail).
Britains 1st Grand Prix is held at Brooklands
Birth of Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, better know as Mata Hari, exectuted for spying during World War I.
Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as the capital of Canada .
Death of Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver, inventor of the Jacquard loom which used holes in a string of cards to weave intricate patterns