The Great Eastern arrived at Heart's Content in Newfoundland, having successfully laid the transatlantic telegraph cable.
John Dalton, English physicist and chemist, died
Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s
Belgian Philippe Thys wins Tour de France
Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
Socony 200, 1st concrete barge in US, launched to carry oil, NY