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Elizabethan playwright Thomas Kyd is arrested and tortured by the Privy Council for libel.
Poet, illustrator Edward Lear (The Book Of Nonsense) born in London.
He popularised the limerick form of poetry.
English poet, painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti born in London.
Confederate general J. E. B. Stuart, mortally wounded in the Battle of Yellow Tavern, dies of his wounds in Richmond, Virginia.
Polar explorer Lincoln Ellsworth born in Chicago, Illinois.
Philosopher and author Jiddu Krishnamurti born in Madanapalle, Madras Presidency, British India.
Actress Katherine Hepburn born in Hartford, Connecticut.
1928American composer, pianist, and producer
Burt Bacharach born in Kansas City, Missouri.
German sculptor and illustrator Joseph Beuys born in Krefeld, Germany.
Baseball great Yogi Berra born in St. Louis, Missouri.
The airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
Painter Frank Stella born in Malden, Massachusetts.
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.
Rocker Steve Winwood (Blind Faith, Traffic and Spencer Davis Group) born in Great Barr, Birmingham, England.
'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' recorded by the Rolling Stones.