Benedictine monk Dom Perignon invents champagne.
Poet Percy Shelley (Prometheus Unbound) born in Horsham, England.
Mathematician and philosopher John Venn, born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England.
Noted for developing the Venn diagram, used in the fields of set theory, probability, logic, statistics, and computer science.
Lizzie Borden's father & stepmother were found murdered in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Jazz great Louis Armstrong born in New Orleans.
Singer Helen Kane born in The Bronx, New York City.
She is a possible source for Betty Boop in the comics.
Artist Hedda Sterne born in Bucharest, Romania.
Billboard Hot 100's first number-one song of the Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.
Forty-forth President of the US, Barrack Obama born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Beatle John Lennon gives an interview where he says that the Beatles are more popular than Jesus Christ.
46 year old Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers kicks the crap out of 25 year old White Sox Robbie Ventura when Ventura rushes the mound.
The White Sox would win 5 to 3.
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