A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance occurs in the streets of Aachen, Germany.
People begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
American writer Ambrose Bierce (The Devil's Dictionary) born in Meigs County, Ohio.
He would later go missing in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution.
This was the basis for Carlos Fuentes' book The Old Gringo.
1st Earl Kitchener, Irish field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Sudan, Herbert Kitchener born in Ballylongford, Ireland.
Fourth president of the Third Republic, Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio.
Caserio stabbed the President with a dagger in the chest following a banquet.
Heavyweight Boxing champion, Jack Dempsey born in Manassa, Colorado.
Basketball player and salesman, Chuck Taylor born in Brown County, Indiana.
Poet John Ciardi born in Boston.
First modern sighting of UFO when Kenneth Arnold saw nine luminous disks in the form of saucers flying above the U.S. state of Washington.
Actor Peter Weller born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Drummer and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwoodborn in Reruth, England.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Messidor 6 Romarin