Painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder born in Breda, Netherlands.
The Continental Congress officially names the 13 original colonies the United States.
Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace) born in the province of Tula, near Moscow.
California bececomes the 31st state.
British author James Hilton (Lost Horizon) born in Leigh, Lancashire, England.
Singer-songwriter Otis Redding (Sittin on the Dock of the Bay) born in Dawson, Georgia.
John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Fructidor 23 Houblon