Tenth President of the US, John Tyler born in Charles City County, Virginia.
Denton True Cy Young, winningest baseball pitcher ever (509 wins, 1890-1911), born in Gilmore, Ohio.
Coca-Cola created by Dr. John Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia.
Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott makes his final journal entry: "Last entry. For God's sake look after our people".
It is presumed he died this day.
He and his companions will not be found until the following November.
Poet and politician Eugene McCarthy born in Watkins, Minnesota.
Comedian Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) born in South Shields, England.
The last V-1 bomb attacks on England occurs.
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of espionage.,/p>
The last combat soldiers leave South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Local farmers in China digging a well discover the Terracotta Army that was buried with Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, in the third century BCE.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
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Germinal 9 Aulne