Roman poet Ovid (The Metamorphis) born.
Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
Napoleon enters Paris after escaping exile in Elba. Thus begins his 'Hundred Days' rule.
Publisher, publicist & dime novelist, Ned Buntline (pseudonym of Edward Zane Carroll Judson) born in Harpersfield, New York.
He helped foster the legend of William F Cody, who he dubbed as Buffalo Bill and wrote a series of dime novels based on Cody's life as a hunter and scout.
Norwegian poet and playwright Henrik Ibsen born in Skein, Norway.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.
American singer-songwriter and guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas.
American film director Spike Lee born in Atlanta, Georgia.
John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
Land troops from "Coalition of the Willing" - United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invade Iraq, preceded by an air strike on the suspected bunker of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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