Twenty-Second & Twenty-Fourth President of the US, Grover Cleveland born in Caldwell, New Jersey.
Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Paris Commune begins.
Mystic and psychic Edgar Cayce born in Christian County, Kentucky.
He was known as the The Sleeping Prophet because he made his predictions while asleep.
Character actor and voice of Fractured Fairy Tales, Edward Everett Horton, born Brooklyn, New York.
Soldier and poet Wilfred Owen born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England.
Owen was killed in action on 4 November 1918 just a week before the Armistice.
American escapologist and aviator Harry Houdini flew a heavier-than-air machine at Diggers Rest, near Melbourne, Australia.
King George I of Greece is assassinated by an alcoholic vagrant who shot the King in the back as he strolled by.
Writer and founder of the Paris Review, George Plimpton, born in New York.
Writer John Updike (Rabbit Run) born in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Singer Wilson "Wicked" Pickett born in Prattville, Alabama.
Character actor Brad Dourif born in Huntington, West Virginia.
Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Bill Wyman arrested for urinating on the wall of a gas station where they sought use of the men's room and were refused.
Microsoft shipped Windows 3.1.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Ventôse 28 Capillaire