The French Academy of Sciences announces the development of the Daguerreotype photography process.
Named for Louis Daguerre an artist and photographer who was instrumental in its development
Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union.
Cartoonist Chic Young (Blondie) born in Chicago.
Philosopher and novelist Simone de Beauvoir born in Paris.
Ecdysiast & burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee born in Seattle, Washington.
Thirty-seventh President of the US, Richard Nixon born in Yorba Linda, California.
Juan de la Cierva's autogyro makes it's first successful flight.
Actor Bob Denver (Maynard G Krebs) born in New Rochelle, New York.
Folksinger Joan Baez born in Staten Island, New York.
Guitar great Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) born in London.
Super Bowl XI - Raiders beat the Vikings 32-14 in Pasadena.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton born in Reading, England.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.
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