- The California Water Wars take place. Ultimately, the government of Los Angeles dams Owens River and drains Owens Lake to provide fresh water to the L.A. area. The fertile Owens Valley is turned into a desert, leading some locals to commit acts of sabotage against the city's aqueducts. (Trinity)
- Our Lady of Sorrows cemetery in New Orleans is closed. (Storm Force)
- A number of the buildings in New Orleans' financial district are constructed. (Storm Force)
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