English found Jamestown - first permanent settlement in the so called "New World".
Painter Georges Braque born in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France.
The United States declared war on Mexico.
Author and playwright Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca) born in London.
Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto see a vision of Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal.
Little Stevie Wonder born in Saginaw, Michigan.
Pope John Paul II is shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca.
1st episode of the the Simpsons by Matt Groening airs on Fox.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 24 Valériane