Macbeth murders Duncan.
Gambler and gunfighter John Henry 'Doc' Holliday born in Griffin, Georgia.
Remembered for his association with Wyatt Earp and the Gunfight at the OK Corral.
Poet Ernest Thayer (Casey at the Bat
Author and playwright
Possibly, the first heavier-than-air powered flight occurred by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
Felix the Cat debuts in a Sunday comic strip.
Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act.
VJ Day - The Japanese surrender ending World War II.
The newswires carried the headline, "Japan Surrenders".
In Japan, Emperor Hirohito announces his unconditional surrender to Allied forces over the radio.
This is the first time the Japanese people have heard the so called "Voice of the Crane".
Comedy writer, comedian, actor Steve Martin, born in Waco, Texas.
Cartoonist Gary Larson (The Far Side) born in Tacoma, Washington.
Soprano Sarah Brightman (Phantom of the Opera) born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England.
The Miracle Mets comeback begins on this day when they are 9-1/2 games behind the league-leading Chicago Cubs
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Thermidor 27 Colza