Muhammad, Founder of Islam, dies in Mecca.
Edward the Confessor becomes King of England.
Painter, illustrator and founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, John Everett Millais born in London.
Agricultural scientist Franklin Hiram King born on a farm near Whitewater, Wisconsin.
He designed the cylindrical storage silo to solve the problem of rotting silage in the corners of rectangular silos.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born Richland Center, Wisconsin.
Writer Mark Twain started on the world tour that he describes in his book Innocents Abroad.
Actor Robert Preston (The Music Man) born in Newton, Massachusetts.
Painter LeRoy Neiman born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Comedian Joan Rivers born in Brooklyn, New York.
Citation wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the eighth horse to win the Triple Crown.
George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
Computer engineer Tim Berners-Lee (invented the World Wide Web) born in London.
Rolling Stones release the album Some Girls
Transit of Venus.