on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
leaders Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association.
Alaska was admitted to the Union, becoming the 49th state.
The United States embargo against Cuba came into force.
President Kennedy deployed an additional 400 U.S. military advisors (900 total) to South Vietnam; totaling 3,200 American troops by 1963, and more than 11,000 by mid-1964.