The English found Jamestown - first permanent settlement in the so called New World.
The United States declares war on Mexico.
Painter Georges Braque born in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France.
Author and playwright Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca) born in London.
Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto see a vision of Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal.
Pope John Paul II is shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca.
1st episode of the the Simpsons by Matt Groening airs on Fox.