King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years>
No European monarch has ever reigned longer.
Writer Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan of the Apes) born in Chicago.
Georges Méliès A Trip to the Moon is released in France.
Last Passenger pidgeon dies in the Cinnicnati zoo.
Heavyweight champion boxer Rocky Marciano born in Brockton, Massachusetts.
Jazz alto sax player Art Pepper born in San Pedro, California.
World War II starts when Germany invades Poland.
Actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer, Lily Tomlin, Bornm in Detroit Michigan.
Ernest Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Old Man and the Sea is published.
Elvis Presley buys his mother a pink Cadillac.
Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title.
The wreckage of the RMS Titanic is found by a joint American French expedition led by Robert ballard.
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