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Henry Bolingbroke becomes Henry IV, king of England.
Robinson Crusoe born and 32 years later shipwrecked.
Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, two prostitutes named Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
Poet Waldo Williams born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
He is often refered to by his first name only.
The RMS Mauretania makes a record-breaking crossing of the Atlantic to claim the Blue Riband.
The 4 day, 10 hour, 51 minute westbound rtipthat will not be bettered for 20 years.
Serbian private Radoje Ljutovac, using a modified Turkish cannon, becomes the first soldier shoot down an enemy aircraft with ground-to-air fire during the First World War.
Drummer and bandleader Buddy Rich born in Brooklyn, New York.
Actress Deborah Kerr (The King and I) born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Writer Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) born in New Orleans.
Poet W.S. Merwin born in New York.
He was elected the seventeenth United States Poet Laureate.
Actress Angie Dickinson (Dressed to Kill) born in Kulm, North Dakota.
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.
Why did that seem so monumental then and so paltry today?
Has the Bambino been crushed, has he faded away?
~ Grey Coopre
Glam rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan (T.Rex) born in Stoke Newington, London, England.
Mozart's opera The Magic Flute make its debut in Vienna, Austria.
Film star James Dean was killed in a sports-car accident near Cholame, California.