A president is shot, Cal Ripken Jr. breaks an unbreakable record, and the world mourns the passing of a princess, all on this day.
1870: Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming, becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally since 1807, when New Jersey, which had originally in 1776 granted "all inhabitants" the right to vote, rescinded the voting rights of women.
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