The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.
A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.
WEAF radio changes its call letters to WNBC in New York City.
WABC becomes WCBS radio in New York City.
WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting.
KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, Colorado (CBS) begins broadcasting.
KCEN TV channel 6 in Waco, Texas (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting.
KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, Nebraska (PBS) begins broadcasting.
WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting.
KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, Montana (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting.
KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting.
WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan (ABC) begins broadcasting.