Typographer/printer Johannes Gutenberg born in Mainz, Germany.
Diarist Samuel Pepys born in London.
Poet John Keats dies at age 25 of tuberculosis in Rome.
His grave stone says:
"Here lies one whose name was writ in water."
The siege of the Alamo begins.
It will end rather badly for one side and equally well for the other.
Anarchist author/novelist B. Traven (Treasure of the Sierra Madre) born in Poznañ, Poland.
Historian and Journalist William L. Shirer (The Rise and fall of the Third Reich) born in Chicago.
Film director Paul Morrissey (Chelsea Girls) born in New York City.
Actor and 60's iconPeter Fonda (Easy Rider)born in New York City.
Rock musician Johnny Winter born in Beaumont Texas.
A group of United States Marines reached the top of Mount Surabachi on the island of Iwo Jima and were photographed raising the American flag.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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