Robinson Crusoe born and 32 years later shipwrecked.
Mozart's opera The Magic Flute make its debut in Vienna, Austria.
Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, two prostitutes named Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
Drummer and bandleader Buddy Rich born in Brooklyn, New York.
Writer Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) born in New Orleans.
Poet W.S. Merwin born in New York.
The Hoover Dam is dedicated.
Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season setting a new record which stood until 1961 when Roger Maris hit 61.
Film star James Dean was killed in a sports-car accident near Cholame, California.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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