Designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, John A. Roebling born in Muhlhausen, Germany.
Egon Schiele born in Tulln an der Donau, Austria.
Author Djuna Barnes (Ladies Almanac)born in Storm King Mountain, New York.
photographer Weegee born in Zioczow, Ukraine.
Forty-first President of the US, George H. W. Bush born in Milton, Massachusetts.
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana makes the longest speech on Senate record.
The speech took 15 1/2 hours and was filled by 150,000 words.
Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday in Amsterdam.
The Germans begin sending the first flying bombs or rockets (the V-1) against Great Britain.
Cleopatra starring Liz and Dick premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Beatles awarded MBE (Member of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II.
At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, President Ronald Reagan gives his "tear down this wall" speech.
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered in her Brentwood home.
The most plausible suspect turns out to be Nicole's estranged husband O.J., who is arrested for the crime a month later.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Prairial 24 caille-lait