The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
Poet Robert Browning born in Camberwell, England.
World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria.
Composer Peter Tchaikovsky born in Votkinsk, Russia.
Poet Archibald MacLeish born in Glencoe, Illinois.
Film star Gary Cooper born in Helena, Montana.
British ocean liner Lusitania torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland.
1,198 lives were lost.
Babe Ruth hit the first of his 714 major league home runs for the Boston Red Sox in a 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds.
Eva (Evita) Peron Argentina's spiritual leader and wife of Argentina President Juan Peron born in Los Toldos, Argentina.
French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 18 Corbeille d'or