Philippine natives ambush & kill European explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
English historian and politician Edward Gibbon (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) born in Putney, England.
Painter and inventor Samuel Morse born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
He invented the Morse code.
Eighteenth President of the US, Ulysses S Grant born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.
Pinup artist George Petty born in Abbeville, Louisiana.
MLB baseball player, coach, and manager Rogers Hornsby born in Winters, Texas.
Author, illustrator and gourmet Ludwig Bemelmans (Madeline) born in Merano, Italy.
Cartoonist Walter Lantz (Woody Woodpecker) born in New Rochelle, New York.
Irish poet, mystery author Cecil Day-Lewis born in Ballintubbert, Ireland.
IV Summer Olympics open in London, England.
Poet Hart Crane commits suicide at 34 by jumping overboard while returning by ship from Mexico.
Heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano retires undefeated.
Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 8 Champignon