Midsummer EveA Midsummer Night's Dream is set on this night.
Also known as Saint John's Eve, the night before the Feast Day of St John the Baptist, Summer Solstice festivities have been a part of this day - also called Midsummer Eve.
It is said the Fairies speak in human tongues on this night.
Explorer Henry Hudson, his son and seven loyal crew members are set adrift in an open boat in Hudson Bay by the mutinous crew of the Discovery.
They are never heard from again.
Wife of Napoleon, Joséphine de Beauharnais born in Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique.
Inventor Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for the called the typewriter.
Poet Anna Akhmatova born in a suburb of Odessa, Ukraine.
Edward VIII King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India born in London.
His reign lasted less than a year when he abdicated to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson.
Sexologist Alfred Kinsey (Kinsey Reports) born in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton born in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing born in London.
Choreographer, Bob Fosse (Cabaret, Damn Yankees) born in Chicago.
Singer-songwriter June Carter Cash born in Maces Spring, Virginia.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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