St. Joseph's Day
The swallows traditionally come back to the California village church of San Juan Capistrano
Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle is shot and killed by his one of his own men.
He was searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Explorer, translator, and orientalist Sir Richard Burton born in Torquay, Devon, England.
Lawman and gunfighter Wyatt Earp born in Monmouth, Illinois.
He took part in the Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
Painter and sculptor Charles Marion Russell born in St. Louis, Missouri.
He created more than 2,000 art objects of Old American West.
Artist Josef Albers born in Bottrop, Westphalia, Germany.
Author and screenwriter Irving Wallace (The Book of Lists) born in Chicago, Illinois.
Writer Philip Roth (Portnoy's Complaint) born in Newark, New Jersey.
Actress Ursula Andress (Dr No) born in Ostermundigen, Switzerland.
R&B singer and pianist Clarence "Frogman" Henry (Ain't Got No Home) born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mobster Frank Nitti, the head of Chicago Outfit after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.
Pool player Willie Mosconi set a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio.
Bob Dylan releases his first album, the self-titled Bob Dylan, on Columbia Records label.
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