Author Izaak Walton born in Stafford, England.
He was the author of The Compleat Angler: Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation, a guide to the joys of fishing.
Poet John Dryden born in Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England.
Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden.
Poet Philip Larkin born in Coventry, England.
Author P. L. Travers (Mary Poppins) born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
Betty Boop makes her first appearance in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes.
US drops 2nd atomic bomb on Japan destroying part of Nagasaki.
Playwright Joe Orton is killed by Kenneth Halliwell.
Gillian Anderson, American-English actress
The Charles Manson cult kills five in Los Angeles.
Three men & two women, including Sharon Tate & Abigail Folger, found gruesomely murdered.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
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