Poet William Wordsworth born in Cockermouth, England.
Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral born in Vicuña, Chile.
Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Indian-American sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar born in Varanasi, India.
Actor James Garner (Rockford Files) born in Norman, Oklahoma.
Author Donald Barthelme (Sixty Stories) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
American theorist Daniel Ellsberg born in Chicago, Illinois.
As a military analyst for the RAND Corporation in the 60's, he released the Pentagon Papers which revealed the government decision making during the Vietnam war.
Presidential canidate, Govenor, Attorney General and Mayor Jerry Brown born in San Francisco, California.
Film director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) born in Detroit, Michigan.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower suggests the fall of French Indochina to the communists could create a 'domino' effect in Southeast Asia.
Birthday of the Internet.
This date is the first memo called Request for Comments which are documents about new research, innovations, or methods that apply to the Internet.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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