The Spanish create what is now Tucson, Arizona when they establish the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson.
Twenty-Third Presidnt of the US, Benjamin Harrison born North Bend, Ohio.
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture performed for the first time in Moscow.
Soviet leader Leon Trotsky was wounded by Ramon Mercader with an ice pick to the brain in Mexico. He died the next day.
Poet Edgar Guest born in Birmingham, England.
Author and poet H. P. Lovecraft (The Call of Cthulhu) born in Providence, Rhode Island.
Novelist Jacqueline Susann (Valley of the Dolls) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Country singer "Gentleman" Jim Reeves born in Galaway, Texas.
Singer Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) born in West Bromwich, England.
Frank Zappa disbands the Mothers of Invention.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Fructidor 3 Lycoperdon