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.
Muscian Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown born in Vinton, Louisiana
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.
Music critic Robert Christgau born in New York City.
Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down over Bougainville Island by U. S. fighter pilots as part of Operation Vengeance.