Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865) born in Covington, Kentucky.
"Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published in the San Francisco Examiner.
Blues guitarist, singer and sonwriter, Memphis Minnie born in Algiers, Louisiana.
Dancer Josephine Baker born in St. Louis Missouri.
Actress Paulette Goddard born in Long Island, New York.
Burlesque star, Lili St. Cyr born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Poet Allen Ginsberg born in Newark, NJ.
Author and screenwriter Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) born in Archer City, Texas.
The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.
First bikini went on sale in Paris.
The Doors' "Light My Fire" was released.
Andy Warhol shot three times by Valerie Solanis. Warhol recovered. Solanis was jailed and institutionalized.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Prairial 15 Caille