Writer and printer Samuel Richardson (Clarissa: History of a Young Lady) born in Mackworth, Derbyshire, England.
Maîtresse-en-titre of King Louis XV of France, Madame du Barry born in Vaucouleurs, France.
Louis Daguerre announces the invention of the daguerreotype photographic process.
Painter Gustave Caillebotte born in Paris.
Inventor and aviation pioneer Orville Wright born in Dayton, Ohio.
Fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel born in Saumur, France.
Outlaw and gunfighter John Wesley Hardin is killed in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
Poet Ogden Nash born in Rye, New York.
Inventor of TV Philo T. Farnsworth born in Beaver, Utah.
Screenwriter Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek) born in El Paso, Texas.
Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream) born in Lewisham, South London, England.
Actress Jill St John born in Los Angeles.
Radio voice and Monologist, Joe Frank born in Strasbourg, France.
Liberation of Paris begins during WWII.
Forty-second President of the US, Bill Clinton born in Hope, Arkansas.
Baseball owner Bill Veeck sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3 foot 7 inch midget, to pinch-hit.
Writer Carlos Castaneda becomes an apprentice of shaman Don Juan Matus.
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