Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States.
The Pullman Strike began.
Siam changed its name to Thailand.
Israeli agents captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
Charges against Daniel Ellsberg for his role in the Pentagon Papers case were dismissed.
Reggae performer Bob Marley died of cancer in Miami at the age of 36.
IBM’s supercomputer, Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, in a six game chess match (2 for blue, 1 for Kasparov, and 3 ties).
India set off atomic blasts.
91% of Lithuanian voters opted to join the European Union—the first former Soviet nation to do so.