French Reign of Terror architect Robespierre goes to the guillotine himself along with the so called "Angel of Death" - Louis Antoine de Saint-Just.
Author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit) born in London.
Artist Marcel Duchamp (Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2) born Blaineville-Crevon, France.
Novelist & poet Malcolm Lowry (Under the Volcano) born in Wallasey, England.
American poet John Ashbery born in Rochester, New York.
First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis born in Southampton, New York.
An Army twin-engined B-25 Mitchell light bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, setting it afire, killing 13, & injuring 26.
XXIII Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles.
Led Zeppelin Shark episode takes place at the Edgewater Inn in Seattle, WA.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Thermidor 10 Arrosoir