Columbus landed in the present-day Bahamas.
Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63.
Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev created a disturbance at the U.N. General Assembly by pounding his desk with his shoe.
The Soviets launched Voskhod I, the first space capsule to carry three people into orbit.
NBA Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain died at his Bel Air home at age 63.
17 U.S. sailors killed in the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.
A bomb destroyed a nightclub in Bali, killing 202, mostly tourists.
1935–2007, Italian tenor.
Elmer Ambrose Sperry
Samuel Elmer Imes
chemist, physicist (1883)