Poet Lord Byron, age 22, swims the Hellespont, in emulation of Leander's legendary swims to visit his beloved Hero.
Crooner Bing Crosby born in Tacoma, Washington.
Actress Mary Astor (The Maltese Falcon) born in Quincy, Illinois.
American author/playwrite William Inge (Picnic) born in Independence, Kansas.
Folk singer Pete Seeger born in New York.
"The Godfather of Soul" James Brown born in Barnwell, South Carolina.
The Brooklyn Dodgers move from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, California.
National Public Radio's All Things Considered broadcasts for the first time.
Actress Christina Hendricks born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 14 Chamérops