German-American brewer and founder of the Pabst Brewing Company, Frederick Pabst born in Nikolausrieth, Germany.
American bandleader and composer Paul Whiteman born in Denver, Colorado.
Novelist Nelson Algren (A Walk on the Wild Side) born in Detroit, Michigan.
Peruvian-Spanish journalist and author, Mario Vargas Llosa born in Arequipa, Peru.
Author Virginia Woolf ends her life in the River Ouse.
Three Mile Island nuclear accident occurs in Harrisburg PA.
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French Republican Calendar
Germinal 8 Jonquille