King Henry II of England born in Le Mans, France.
The American Revolution begins, when King George III's red-coated grenadiers fire on a collection of protesting Boston citizens.
This became known as the Boston Massacre.
Illustrator and author Howard Pyle (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) born in Wilmington, Delaware.
Author Frank Norris (McTeague) born in San Francisco, California.
Winston Churchill coins the phrase "Iron Curtain" in a speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
Singer-songwriter Tom Russell born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
General Secretary of the Communist Party and Premier of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin dies after suffering a stroke.
Cuban photographer Alberto Korda takes his iconic photograph of Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
The photo is called Guerrillero Heroico.
Country stars Patsy Cline along with Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas are killed in small plane crash near Camden, Tennessee.
Comedian John Belushi dies of drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles.
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