Poet Elizabeth Barrett elopes with poet Robert Browning.
Social commentator Henry Louis Mencken born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Painter/ graphic designer Ben Shahn born in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The cave paintings at Lascaux were discovered in France by 18-year-old Marcel Ravidat and three friends.
Writer Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient) born in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Premiere of the TV show Bonanza, the first presented in color.
Gemini 11, the 17th manned American space flight, launches from Cape Canaveral.
TV show The Monkees premiered on NBC-TV.
In what can only be called a last hurrah for the 60's, Timothy Leary escapes from prison (San Luis Obispo) with help from the Weather Underground.
He joins exile Eldridge Cleaver in Algiers.
TV sitcom Taxi premiered on ABC-TV.
Author David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest) dies by suicide in Claremont, California.
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