Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
Inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Winner of the first Tour de France in 1903, Maurice Garin born in Arvier, Italy.
The première of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen takes place at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.
Italian businessman Charles Ponzi born in Lugo, Italy.
Perpetrator of a financial scheme that took on his name - The Ponzi Scheme.
Illustrator and pinup artist Enoch Bolles born in Marion County, Florida.
Illustrator and potter Beatrice Wood born in San Francisco, California.
Actress Jean Harlow born Kansas City, Missouri.
When Jean Harlow met Lady Asquith, she addressed her by her first name, Margot, pronouncing the word as if it rhymed with not.
Lady Asquith reproved her gently: "My dear, the t is silent as in Harlow."
Illustrator Ronald Searle born in Cambridge, England.
Time magazine born.
Singer 'Doc' Watson was born in Deep Gap, North Carolina.
Poet James Merrill (The Changing Light at Sandover) was born New York
The Star-Spangled Banner becomes the national anthem of United States.
Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm record what many consider the first rock and roll record - "Rocket 88".
Jackie Brenston sings lead and is credited with writing.
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