Queen Victoria born in London.
Samuel Morse sends message "What hath God wrought" in Morse Code from Washington to Baltimore.
First exploration of the Grand Canyon by John Wesley Powell begins.
Brooklyn Bridge opened.
Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park opened.
Marx Brothers film début in The Cocoanuts.
Poet Joseph Brodsky born in Leningrad, Soviet Union.
Singer/songwriter Bob Dylan born in Duluth, Minnesota.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
Author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) born in Washington, D. C.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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