St Dunstan Day
Famously shoed the Devils hoof.
Second wife and queen consort of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, beheaded for adultery.
The Légion d'honneur instituted by First Consul of the French Republic - Napoléon Bonaparte.
Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Tat Thanh) born in central Vietnam. His pseudonym means "The Enlightener," in the English translation of Ho Chi Minh.
The Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union founded. A variation on a theme by the Boy Scouts
Civil rights leader Malcolm X born Omaha, Nebraska.
Lawrence of Arabia (Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence) was killed on his motorcycle Blue Mist.
Musician Pete Townshend (The Who) born in London.
A birthday salute for President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City which includes Marilyn Monroe's rendition of Happy Birthday, Mr President.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 30 Houlette