North Carolina becomes the 12[sup]th[/sup] State admitted into The Union of The United States – today.
American Inventor Thomas Edison announces his “Phonograph” Sound Machine, today. The device is capable of capturing sound and playing it back again with the use of specially prepared Wax Cylinders.
An American Commando Raid is led today against a suspected POW Camp in Son Tay Province (Vietnam) today, in an attempt to rescue American Soldiers said to be incarcerated there. The Raid yields no such Prisoners.