Revolutionary forces sacked the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris and King Louis XVI was taken prisoner in what became known at the 10th of August insurrection.
Thus bringing an end to the French monarchy.
The Smithsonian Institution founded.
British scientist James Smithson left his estate to the United States of America for "an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge."
Smithson had never visited the U.S.
Jazz musician William Manuel "Bill" Johnson born. Considered the father of the "slap style" of string bass playing.
Thirty-First President of the US, Herbert Hoover born in West Branch, Iowa.
Actress Norma Shearer (The Divorcee)born in Montreal, Canada.
Singer/song writer Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) born in Dunfermline, Scotland.
Actress Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan) born in New York City.
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