Fifth President of the US, James Monroe born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
A group of mutineers led by Fletcher Christian take the HMS Bounty from Captain William Bligh in history's most famous mutiny.
Mathematician Kurt Gödel born in Brno, Austria.
Writer Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird) born in Monroeville, Alabama.
Founder of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art, Bill Blackbeard born in Lawrence, Indiana.
Artist Yves Klein born in Nice, France.
Actress Carolyn Jones born in Amarillo, Texas.
Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein born in Al-Awja, Iraq.
Actress Ann-Margret born in Valsjöbyn, Sweden.
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini killed by partisans, hang his body, along with that of his mistress, Carla Petacci, up for display in a Milan service station.
Sic semper tyrannis.
Writer and explorer Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
Author and poet Roberto Bolaño (2666) born in Santiago, Chile.
Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the army & is stripped of his boxing title.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 9 Hyacinthe