In Washington D. C., the U. S. House of Representatives approves legislation to establish equal pay regardless of sex.
General Maxwell Taylor replaces General Lauris Norstad as head of the U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Hydrogen bomb testing in the Pacific illuminates the night sky from Hawaii to New Zealand.
In other news, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev announces that the Soviet Union would defend China against any attacker. French President Charles De Gaulle officially declares Algeria´s independence from France.
The First Wal-Mart discount store is opened by by Sam Walton in Bentonville, Arkansas.