Queen of Egypt Cleopatra commits suicide by snake bite.
Painter Jacques-Louis David (Death of Marat) born in Paris.
Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Frankenstein) born in London, England.
The city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia founded.
Politician Huey P "The Kingfish" Long born in Winn Parish, Louisiana.
Actor Raymond Massey (Abe Lincoln in Illinois) born in Toronto, Canada.
Leader of the Bolshevik revolution, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, is shot & wounded by Fanya Kaplan after speaking at a factory in Moscow.
Hall of Fame and Baseball's last .400 hitter Ted Williams born in San Diego, California.
Cartoonist R Crumb (Weirdo) born in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Moscow/Washington hotline goes into operation connecting Soviet and western leaders.
Actress Jean Seberg commits suicide by an overdose of barbiturates in her Renault parked close to her Paris apartment in the 16th arrondissement.
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French Republican Calendar
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