Author and poet Emily Brontë (Wuthering Heights) born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, England.
Industrialist Henry Ford born on a farm near Detroit, Michigan.
Baseball great Casey Stengel who managed the New York Yankees and the New York Mets born in Kansas City, Missouri.
English sculptor Henry Moore born in Castleford, England.
X Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles.
Blues guitarist and singer, Buddy Guy born in Lettsworth, Louisiana.
Film director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) born in Kingston, New York.
In God we trust becomes the U.S. national motto.
Labor leader Jimmy Hoffa last seen leaving a Detroit restaurant and is never seen again. Some say he resides in the end zone of Giants Stadium.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Thermidor 12 Salicorne