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1611

The King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

1863

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by one of his own men during the battle of Chancellorsville.
He will succumb to the wound in 8 days time.

1894
Silent Screen star Norma Talmadge born in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1906
Photographer Philippe Halsman born in Riga, Latvia.

1907
Vaudeville comedian and television host, Pinky Lee born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

1932
Comedian Jack Benny's radio show airs for the first time.

1968
Protest at University of Nanterre escalated into a nationwide students strike still known generally as'Paris 1968' or 'May 1968' when a general insurrection broke out across France.

2011
Suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.


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