Scottish author and publisher Robert Chambers (The Book of Days: A miscellany of popular antiquities) born in Peebles, Scotland.
Painter Camille Pissarro born in St Thomas, West Indies.
Painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler (Whistler's Mother) born in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Adolphus Busch, the founder of Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest beer brewery, born in Kastel, Germany.
Serb-American electrical engineer, inventor of the alternating current (AC) motor, Nikola Tesla, born in Smiljan, Croatia.
French novelist Marcel Proust born in Auteuil, France.
His masterwork, À la recherce du temps perdu (1913-27) usually carries the translation Remembrance of Things Past, a phrase taken from Shakespeares Sonnet 30.
Poet Paul Verlaine fires a pistol at fellow poet Arthur Rimbaud, wounding him slightly in a Brussels hotel.
Surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico born in Volos, Greece.
German composer Carl Orff (Carmina Burana) born in Munich, Germany.
The Paris Metro opens.
Blues guitarist and singer, Blind Boy Fuller born in Wadesboro, North Carolina
The temperature in Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest ever recorded in the United States.
Illustrator Harvey Ball born in Worcester, Massachusetts.
He created the Smiley face.
Wrestler Bobo Brazil born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Indian spiritual master, Meher Baba begins 44 years of silence.
Silence Day is commemorated on this day.
Fred Gwynne (The Munsters) born in New York City.
Nobel prize winning short story writer Alice Munro born in Wingham, Ontario.
Jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan (The Sidewinder)born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Singer/Songwriter, Arlo Guthrie (Alice's Restaurant), born in Brooklyn, New York.
Telstar, the worlds first communications satellite, was launched into orbit.
Emily Beth, daughter of your erstwhile chronilcer, born in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Messidor 22 Cumin