Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
Governor John White returns to Roanoke colony but finds only an empty fort & the word Croatan carved in a tree.
Film director Roman Polanski (Chinatown) born in Paris.
Author and lawyer Vincent Bugliosi (Helter Skelter) born in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is published in the United States.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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