Date of the Convoy in the 1975 song of the same name by C. W McCall.
Francis Drake leads a raid on St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.
Utilitarian philosopher, Jeremy Bentham dies in London.
According to his will, his embalmed body is seated in one of his old chairs at the University of London.
He also directed that a sign be placed over body with the label Auto-Icon.
A wax replica replaced his real head due to bad embalming.
Benthams mummified body regularly attends meetings of the College Council where his presence is always recorded in the minutes by the notation: Jeremy Bentham, present, but not voting.
The worlds first roller coaster opened in Coney Island, New York.
Comedian Lucille Ball born in Jamestown, New York.
The first drive-in movie theatre opened at Camden, New Jersey.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama born in Taktser, Tibet.
D-Day invasion of Normandy.
George Orwells novel 1984 was published.
The Beatles auditioned at EMI and were accepted.
Later, after listening to a playback of the audition tapes, producer George Martin said, They're pretty awful.
Civil Rights activist James Meredith shot while trying to march solo across Mississippi.
Ayatollah Khomeini buried. Not before his coffin is toppled off the conveyance, and his body fell out of the casket.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Prairial 18 Pavot