Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet Omar Khayyám born in Nishapur, Khorasan.
Photographer Mathew Brady born in Warren County, New York.
Mathematician, historian, and philosopher, Bertrand Russell born in Trellech, Wales.
Architect Walter Gropius born in Berlin.
He was the founder of the art school called Bauhaus which combined crafts and fine art.
The first recital by DeWolf Hopper of the classic American baseball poem, Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer , occurs in a New York Theatre
Director Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life) born in Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy.
Composer Meredith Willson (The Music Man) born in Mason City, Iowa.
Blues singer Big Joe Turner (Shake, Rattle, and Roll) born in Kansas City, Missouri.
Karl Wojtyla aka Pope John Paul II born in Wadowice, Poland.
Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears while visiting a Venice, California beach.
Authorities believe that radio announcer Kenneth Ormiston, a friend of McPherson, who also had vanished, had set up a "love nest".
After 32 days McPherson stumbles out of the desert in Agua Prieta, Mexico, just across the border from Douglas, Arizona.
Bath, Michigan School Disaster.
Andrew Kehoe, seeking revenge against the community for taxes imposed on his farm to pay for a new school, sets off a TNT bomb in the school, killing 43 people, including 39 grade-school children.
Actress Norma Talmadge makes the first footprints outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Actor Dwayne Hickman (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis) born in Los Angeles.
Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania.
The Animals record The House of the Rising Sun in London.
Actress, comedian, writer Tina Fey, American actress, screenwriter, and producer
Mount St Helens erupts.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 29 Sénevé