Mary Surratt and three other conspirators were hanged for complicity in the Lincoln assassination.
Russian artist Marc Chagall born in Vitebsk, Belarus.
Movie Director George Cukor (The Philadelphia Story) born in New York City.
Italian film director Vittorio De Sica born in Sora, Italy.
Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige born in Mobile, Alabama.
Science fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land) born in Butler, Missouri.
Blues pianist Pinetop Perkins born in Belzoni, Mississippi.
Beatle Ringo Starr born in Liverpool, England.
Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his record "That's All Right."
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Messidor 19 Cerise