James Cook is the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands" after the 4th Earl of Sandwich.
Lexicographer Peter Mark Roget born in London, England.
Author A. A. Milne born (Winnie the Pooh) born in St. John's Wood, London.
English ice hockey player, ballonist, motorcyclist, sailor, and aviator Thomas Sopwith born in Kennsington, England.
Mr. Sopwith was one of the founders of a company that produced the Sopwith Camel fighter during World War I.
Film comedian Oliver Hardy born Harlem, Georgia.
Actor Cary Grant born in Bristol, England.
Actor, singer, dancer, and comedian Danny Kaye born in Brooklyn, New York.
Author Robert Anton Wilson born in Brooklyn, New York.
Super Bowl X - Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-7 in the Miami Orange Bowl.
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