The French crown jewels and the Hope Diamond are stolen from a warehouse where the revolutionary government had them stored.
Short story writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) born in Greensboro, North Carolina.
English author D.H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterly's Lover) born in Nottingham, England.
Blues musician Barbecue Bob (Robert Hicks) born in Walnut Grove, Georgia.
Film director and screewriter, Brian De Palma (Carrie) born in Newark, New Jersey.
The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour bus began cruising the English countryside finding neither magic nor mystery.
Chilean President Salvador Allende dies in a violent coup believed to have been linked to the CIA.
The World Trade Center Towers in New York City were destroyed and the Pentagon severely damaged by terrorist using hijacked commercial airliners.
The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked by Islamic militants.
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