British nanny Louise Woodward was freed from jail in the USA after her conviction for murdering a baby was reduced to involuntary manslaughter
Microsoft announced its forthcoming new graphical operating system Windows 1.0 (Note: due to delays it didn’t go on sale until 2 years later).
Death of Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet leader
The childrens TV show Sesame Street made its debut in the USA
The Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by American diamond merchant Harry Winston.
Donald Campbell breaks water speed record
Hirohito was crowned Emperor of Japan .
Death of Renée Vivien, British-born French poet
Henry Morton Stanley finds Dr David Livingstone in Africa (in Ujiji near Lake Tanganyika)
Death of Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, Irish-born British soldier, twice Governor of Quebec.
Birth of Friedrich von Schiller, German poet, dramatist and literary theorist
Treaty of Westminster – Netherlands cedes New Netherlands (on the eastern coast of North America) to Britain