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Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the US financial system.
First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
Fire in England’s Windsor Castle causes over £50 million in damages.
Microsoft Windows 1.0 released.
South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia.
Dierks Bentley, country singer, songwriter (“What Was I Thinkin'”, “Every Mile a Memory”).
The United States files an antitrust suit to break up ATT.
The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.
U.S. census reports the population at 200 million.
Wan Yanhai, Chinese activist.
President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.
The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.
U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria.
Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey.
Duane Allman, singer, songwriter, musician; co-founder and primary leader of the The Allman Brothers Band until his death in 1971.