The Magna Carta signed by King John on the field of Runnymede.
Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Edward III of England, born.
Moniker came from his habit of wearing black armour into battle.
Benjamin Franklin flew a kite into a thunderstorm and felt electricity conducted back down to an attached key.
Charles Dickens's famous illustrator Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz) born in Lambeth near London.
Eadweard Muybridge takes a series of photographs to prove that all four feet of a horse leave the ground when it runs.
New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg born in a little village near Bucharest, Romania.
Western motion picture star, Lash LaRue born in Gretna, Louisiana.
Jazz pianist and composer, Erroll Garner born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Corrida de la Prensa (Running of the Bulls) depicted in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway.
Country & western singer Waylon Jennings born in Littlefield, TX.
Singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson born in Brooklyn, New York.
Author and Gal-About-Town Xaviera Hollander (The Happy Hooker) born in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Bob Dylan records "Like A Rolling Stone".
The Beatles album, "Yesterday & Today" is released with the Butcher cover.
French Republican Calendar
Prairial 27 Verveine