King Louis XVI (called Citizen Capet in his indictment) was beheaded by guillotine on the site of the present Place de la Concorde.
Army officer, explorer, politician, and 5th Territorial Governor of Arizona John C. Frémont born in Savannah, Georgia.
Conferate General Stonewall Jackson born in Clarksburg West Virginia.
Russian Mystic Grigori Rasputin born in Pokrovskoye, Siberia, Russian Empire.
French fashion designer Christian Dior born in Granville, France.
Radio disk jockey Wolfman Jack born (Robert Weston Smith) in Brooklyn, New York.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Richie Havens born in Brooklyn, New York.
Co-founder of the software company Microsoft, Paul Allen born in Seattle, Washington.
North Vietnamese troops surround the Khe Sanh combat base and began a seventy-seven day siege of the 6,000 US Marines stationed there.
Super Bowl XIII - Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 in Miami.
Production of the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
Best known for the iconic role it played in the 1985 movie Back to the Future.
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