The first women’s rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, New York.
The Franco-Prussian war began.
Winston Churchill was the first to use the two-finger “V is for Victory” sign.
Fifty year-old singer Frank Sinatra married 21-year-old actress Mia Farrow.
Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman nominated for the vice-presidency by a major political party.
President Clinton announced the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military.