Most of Chartres, France is destroyed by fire.
Blues giant Howlin Wolf born near Aberdeen, Mississippi.
Nobel-Prize winning author Saul Bellow (Herzog) born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada.
Actress and singer, Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz) born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
American historian, author, and journalist, Nat Hentoffborn in Boston, Massachusetts.
Illustrator Maurice Sendak born in Brooklyn, New York.
Affirmed wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the eleventh horse to win the Triple Crown.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Prairial 22 Camomille