Star Wars Day
Inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, born in Padua, Italy.
In Italian, the word for "soft", which his invention was able to play, is piano.
The Haymarket Square Bombing kills seven Chicago, Illinois.
Sherlock Holmes falls to his presumed death at Reichenbach Falls, Switzerland during a struggle with his enemy Professor Moriarty.
VIII Summer Olympics open in Paris, France.
Actress Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's) born in Brussels, Belgium
Actor Michael Palin (Monty Python) born in Brookmhill, England.
Surf guitarist Dick Dale born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Artist Keith Haring born in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Four students killed at Kent State University by National Guard troops sent to quell an anti-war riot.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 15 Ver à soie