The first edition Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.
Poet Robert W. Service (The Cremation of Sam Magee) born in Preston, England.
Silent western film star Harry Carey (The Outcasts of Poker Flats) born in the Bronx, New York.
Queen Lilluokalani's Hawaiian regime is overthrown by pineapple tycoon Sanford Dole.
Actress and singer Ethel Merman (There's No Business Like Show Business) born in New York City.
Hall of Fame baseball pitcher "Dizzy" Dean (St. Louis Cardinals) born in Lucas, Arkansas.
18th Amendment - Prohibition, goes into effect
Novelist William Kennedy (Ironweed) born in Albany, New York.
Author Susan Sontag (Notes on "Camp") born in New York.
Crime matriarch Ma Barker meets her maker in a shoot-out with police in Ocklawaha, Florida.
Actress Carole Lombard dies in a plane crash outside of Las Vegas along with 21 others on board TWA Flight 3.
The Cavern Club, where the Beatles came to fame, opens in Liverpool.
1959 Singer Sade (Helen Folasade Adu) born in Nigeria. 1964 1972 1974 1991
The musical Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway.
Based on Thorton Wilder's play The Matchmaker, it will run for 2,844 performances.
Super Bowl VI - Cowboys beat the Dolphins 24-3 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
Model Kate Moss born in London, England.
US invades Kuwait & Iraq the beginning of Gulf War I .
Singer Sade (Helen Folasade Adu) born in Nigeria.
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French Republican Calendar
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