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Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, born in Greenwich, England.
Francis Scott Key composes The Star-Spangled Banner.
Painter Grandma Moses born in Greenwich, New York.
James-Younger Gang attempts to rob a bank in Northfield, Minnesota but are surrounded by an angry mob and nearly wiped out.
Poet and critic, Edith Sitwell born Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.
Director Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire) born in Constantinople.
French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and imprisoned on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.
At a country club dance, F. Scott Fitzgerald falls in love with Zelda Sayre.
Wallace Stevens first collection of poems Harmonium is published.
Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means.
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins born in New York.
Blues singer and guitarist Little Milton born in Inverness, Mississippi.
Rockster Buddy Holly born in Lubbock, Texas.
Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, dies after overdosing on a prescription drug used to control alcohol.
While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by means of a ricin pellet fired from a modified umbrella gun.