Powhatan Indian empire attacks the Jamestown killing at least 347 colonists. So begins the Powhatan War.
German writer Johann Wolgang von Goethe dies after asking for "mere licht!".
Comedian Chico Marx, member of the Marx Brothers, born in New York.
Western writer Louis L'Amour born in Jamestown, North Dakota.
French mime Marcel Marceau born in Strasbourg, France.
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Billy Collins, American poet
Andrew Lloyd Webber, English director and composer
The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, is released in the United Kingdom.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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