Henry VI is deposed as King of England by his cousin, the Duke of York who becomes King Edward IV during the Wars of the Roses.
Conquistador Hernán Cortés arrives in Mexico and begins his search for the Aztec civilization.
Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi (The Four Seasons) born in Venice.
He was a violin playing red haired Catholic priest known as il Prete Rosso - The Red Priest.
Vermont is admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state.
Actress Pearl White (Perils of Pauline) born in Green Ridge, Missouri.
Writer Allan Sillitoe (The Loneliness of Long-Distance Runner) born in Nottingham, England.
Illustrator Ed "Big Daddy" Roth (Rat Fink) born in Beverly Hills, California.
Crime novelist James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia) born in Los Angeles.
Death of poet and physician William Carlos Williams in Rutherford, New Jersey.
That cheeky Liverpool lad, John Lennon tells a reporter that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus Christ right now".
Today from Chamber's Book of Days