Traditional date of the founding of Rome.
Conquistador Hernando Cortez lands at Veracruz, Mexico.
Environmentalist writer John Muir born in Dunbar, Scotland.
English soldier, mystic, mountaineer, and pilot Maurice Wilson born in Bradford, England.
He attempted climbing Mount Everest by himself in 1934 based on the belief in the power of fasting and prayer.
German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as 'The Red Baron', was shot down and killed by Allied fire over Vaux sur Somme in France.
Queen Elizabeth II born in London, England.
The most famous photo of the Loch Ness Monster, known as the "Surgeon's Photograph", is published in the Daily Mail.
The photograph was later revealed to be a hoax in 1999.
Singer/songwriter Iggy Pop (The Stooges) born in Muskegon, Michigan.
The Seattle World's Fair opens in Seattle, Washington.
The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
Uncle Meat album released by The Mothers of Invention
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 2 Chêne