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.
Queen Lilluokalani's Hawaiian regime is overthrown by pineapple tycoon Sanford Dole.
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.
Race car driver A. J. Foyt born in Houston, Texas.
Crime matriarch Ma Barker meets her maker in a shoot-out with police in Ocklawaha, Florida.
Actress Carole Lombard, wife of Clark Gable, 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. 1972 1974 1991
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 .
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Nivôse 27 Plomb
Singer Sade (Helen Folasade Adu) born in Nigeria.