Jane Austin publishes Pride and Prejudice.
William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders attack Danville, Kentucky.
Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Seeing Eye, America's first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee.
German and Italian troops take Benghazi in North Africa.
The world's greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.
Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.
President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.
President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.