Elvis Presley gave his last live performance, in Indianapolis
The St. Lawrence Seaway was officially opened by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II
UN Charter signed, in San Francisco
Death of Ford Madox Ford, British novelist, editor and literary critic
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Credit Union Act, which allowed credit unions to be formed
The New York Daily News was first published
Birth of Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-born American entertainment promoter, Elvis Presleys manager
Order of Merit established.
First investiture ceremony of the Victoria Cross, to 62 servicemen.
George IV dies – his brother, William IV, accedes to the throne
Charles Newbold patents first cast-iron plow. Farmers fear the effects of the iron on the soil
Gilbert White, naturalist, dies at Selborne, Hampshire
Richard III becomes king of England