Napoleon Bonaparte born in Ajaccio, Corsica.
Writer, poet Sir Walter Scott born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
English author Thomas De Quincey (Confessions of an English Opium-Eater) born in Manchester, England.
Adventurer T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, North Wales.
Author, chef and TV personality, Julia Child (The French Chef) born in Pasadena, California.
A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of Wrights's Wisconsin home, Taliesin.
He then murders seven people with an axe.
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson born in Montreal, Canada.
Film director Nicolas Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth) born in London, England.
Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed when their aircraft crashed on takeoff in Point Barrow, Alaska.
The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood.
Jpurnalist Linda Ellerbee born Bryan, Texas.
Beatles Shea Stadium concert takes place.
Picasso's gift sculpture to Chicago unveiled and deicated in Daley Plaza.
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens for three days on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Thermidor 28 Lupin