Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington to warn of the coming British.
San Francisco earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, destroyed much of San Francisco, California.
Yankee Stadium opened in New York City.
Poet Bob Kaufman born in New Orleans. After witnessing the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Kaufman took a vow of silence, which it is said was unbroken until the end of the Vietnam War.
Actress Hayley Mills born in London.
Poet Ezra Pound is released from an insane asylum after 12 years.
The hospital's superintendent agreed to supported the United States federal court ruling as long as there was an affidavit saying Pound was permanently and incurably insane.
Talk show host Conan O'Brien born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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