Michel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat become the first to ascend Mont Blanc in the Alps.
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven completes his Symphony #3 called Eroica in honour of Napoleon.
He later removed the dedication when Napoleon declared himself Emperor.
Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata born in the village of Anenecuilco, Morelos, Mexico.
Writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling) born in Washington, D.C.
Wilbur Wright makes his first public flight at a horse race track at Le Mans, France.
The German airship Graf Zeppelin began a round-the-world flight.
Actor Dustin Hoffman (Little Big Man) born in Los Angeles.
"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland released.
Kingsmen release Louie, Louie
Beatles' release their album Revolver
The Beatles shoot the cover for their Abbey Road album outside Abbey Road studios in London.
President Richard Milhous Nixon resigned (effective August 9) in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal.
XXIX Summer Olympics open in Beijing.
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