Twenty-First President of the US, Chester A. Arthur born in Faifield, Vermont.
French inventor Louis-Jean Lumiere born in Twin Valley, Besançon, France.
With his brother August, he invented the Cinematographe, a mechanism to photograph, print, and project moving pictures onto a screen where they could be viewed by an audience.
Pioneer rocket scientist Robert Goddard born in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Ray Kroc born in Oak Park, Illinois.
Started a fast-food empire in 1955 when he bought a McDonald's in Des Plains, Illinois.
Cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Writer Peter Ackroyd (The Great Fire of London) born in London.
Architect Maya Lin born in Athens, Ohio.
She is best-known for her design of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.
Beatles release their 1st record Love Me Do.
Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released.
Premiere of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
Actress Kate Winslet (Titanic) born in Reading, England.
Painter and illustrator Carson Ellis (Wildwood) born in Vancouver, Canada.Proverb:
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