A tidal wave in the North Sea destroys the sea walls from Holland to Jutland. More than 1,000 people are killed.
Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok loses his re-election bid in Ellis County, Kan.
Newly elected John Poe replaces Pat Garrett as sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory.
Lawmen surround outlaws Ned Christie and Arch Wolf near Tahlequah, Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). It will take dynamite and a cannon to dislodge the two from their cabin.
Charlotte Woodward, who signed the 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration calling for female voting rights, casts her ballot in a presidential election.
The first high-definition public television transmissions begin from Alexandra Palace in north London by the BBC.
Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Gibraltar to set up an American command post for the invasion of North Africa.
The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay in Bougainville ends in U.S. Navy victory over Japan.
Charles Van Doren confesses that the TV quiz show 21 is fixed and that he had been given the answers to the questions asked him.
South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem is assassinated.