Italian painter Raphael born in Urbino, Duchy of Urbino.
Russian tsar Ivan the Terrible, Russian king dies of a stroke while playing chess in Moscow.
German-American brewer and founder of the Pabst Brewing Company, Frederick Pabst born in Nikolausrieth, Germany.
Russian novelist Maxim Gorky) born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
American bandleader and composer Paul Whiteman born in Denver, Colorado.
Novelist Nelson Algren (A Walk on the Wild Side) born in Detroit, Michigan.
Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
Peruvian-Spanish journalist and author, Mario Vargas Llosa born in Arequipa, Peru.
Author Virginia Woolf ends her life bt filling her overcoat with stones and walkinig into the River Ouse.
Three Mile Island nuclear accident occurs in Harrisburg PA.
Singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress Lady Gaga born in New York City.
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