President of the Second Republic and Emperor of France, Napoleon III, born in Paris.
The world's first detective story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, was published in America.
German dictator Adolph Hitler born in Braunau am Inn, Austria.
Spanish painter Joan Miró born in Barcelona, Spain.
Silent film comedian Harold Lloyd born in Burchard, Nebraska.
VII Summer Olympics open in Antwerp, Belgium.
Eccentric character actor Crispin Glover born in New York.
15 people were killed and 23 wounded at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, when two teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, opened fire on them with shotguns and pipe bombs.
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.
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