Dancer, actress & friend of monarchs, Lola Montez (nee Eliza Rosanna Gilbert), born in Limerick, Ireland.
The inspiration for the expression "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets".
A good fictional account of Lola appears in George McDonald Fraser's "Royal Flash".
Mail order retailer, Aaron Montgomery Ward born in Chatham, New Jersey
Myles Standish is elected military commander of Plymouth Colony in North America.
He will be re-elected to this position for the remainder of his life.
Australian author and poet Banjo Paterson born near Orange, New South Wales, Australia.
He wrote "Waltzing Matilda" which many regard as Australia's unofficial national anthem.
First CEO of IBM Thomas J. Watson born in Campbell, New York.
He was known as the greatest salesman on earth.
Puccini's Madama Butterfly premiered under Toscanini's baton at La Scala in Milan.
Major League Baseball radio announcer Red Barber born in Tallahassee, Florida.
Apache tribal leader, Geronimo dies of pneumonia as a prisoner of the United States at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Author Chaim Potok (The Chosen) born in Buffalo, New York.
NFL Hall of Fame running back,Jim Brown born in St. Simons, Georgia.
He is considered to be the greatest running back ever.
Pop singer Gene Pitney (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance) born in Rockville, CT.
NBA Hall of Fame guard Michael Jordan American basketball born in Brooklyn, New York.
He is considered to be the greatest basketball player ever.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Pluviôse 29 Chélidoine