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Henry I, fourth son of William the Conqueror, is crowned King of England after the death of his brother King William II in a hunting accident.
Short story writer and poet Guy de Maupassant born in Tourville-sur-Arque, France.
Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, born in Leicester, England.
Bertha Benz Along with her sons Richard and Eugen, drove 66 miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim, Germany in her husband Karl's motorcar invention.
This was the first long distance automobile drive.
Poet and novelist Conrad Aiken born in Savannah, Georgia.
The first talking motion picture was displayed - Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
Pilot, engineer, and astronaut Neil Armstrong born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
He was the commander of Apollo 11 and the first man to walk on the Moon.
Author, poet, and farmer Wendell Berry born in Henry County, Kentucky.
Painter and photographer Richard Prince born in Panama Canal Zone.
American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark, debuts on the ABC television network.
Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Brentwood, California home, an apparent suicide from an overdose of sleeping pills.