Premier of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Abduction from the Seraglio.
Founder of Christian Science Mary Baker Eddy born in Bow, New Hampshire.
Baseball's "Shoeless" Joe Jackson born in Pickens County, South Carolina.
He was charged with taking part in the Black Sox scandal of 1919.
Actress Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity) born in Brooklyn, New York.
Actress, singer, and dancer Ginger Rogers (The Gay Divorcee) born in Independence, Missouri.
Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, four daughters and son, are executed by the Bolsheviks in a basement in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
The dawn of the Atomic Age begins with the first atom bomb detonation on the desert floor in what is called the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye is first published.
Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida.
It would go on to become the first manned space mission to land on the moon.
A private plane being piloted by John F. Kennedy, Jr. fails to land at the airport.
The search for Kennedy, his wife and sister-in-law would end July 21, when the three bodies were recovered from the ocean floor off of Martha's Vineyard by Navy divers.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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