Sami National Day
Founder of the Order of the Illuminati Adam Weishaupt born in Ingolstadt, Bavaria
Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart born in Patrick County, Virginia.
Vice President of the United States and duelist Aaron Burr is born in Newark, New Jersey.
Baseball great George Herman (Babe) Ruth is born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Actor and 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan born in Tampico, Illinois.
Adolf Hitler's mistress Eva Braun born in Munich, Germany.
Actress and Miss Hungary of 1936 Zsa Zsa Gabor born in Budapest, Hungary.
French film director François Truffaut (The 400 Blows) born in Paris.
Actress Mamie Van Doren born in Rowena, South Dakota.
IV Winter Olympics open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Reggae star Bob Marley born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
Princess Elizabeth becomes queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI.
At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
X Winter Olympics open in Grenoble, France.
Super Bowl XXXIX - Patriots beat the Eagles 24-21 in Jacksonville.
Super Bowl XLV - The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Pluviôse 18 If