Death of Glenn T. Seaborg, American nuclear chemist, won the Nobel Prize for identifying and isolating elements heavier than uranium
Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) beats Sonny Liston
WWII: The first Anderson air-raid shelters were delivered to households in Islington, north London, in anticipation of German bombing
Launch of USS Ranger, the first aircraft carrier
Oregon began taxing gasoline (petrol) the first US state to do so. The proceeds were used to fund a road-building programme
Death of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator who drew the pictures for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Samuel Colt patented the 'revolver'
Pope Pius V issued the papal bull 'Regnans in Excelsis' to excommunicate Elizabeth I and her followers in the Church of England
Coronation of King Edward II of England
Birth of Ibn Battuta, the greatest traveller of the medieval world whose journeying he recorded in his book 'Rihla' (Journey).