Queen Victoria born in London.
She will go on to have the Victorian time period named after her.
Samuel Morse sends message What hath God wrought in Morse Code from Washington D. C. to Baltimore.
First exploration of the Grand Canyon by John Wesley Powell begins.
Brooklyn Bridge opens.
Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park opens.
Marx Brothers film début in The Cocoanuts.
Poet Joseph Brodsky born in Leningrad, Soviet Union.
Singer/songwriter Bob Dylan born in Duluth, Minnesota.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.