Pioneer, explorer and folk hero Daniel Boone born in Oley Valley, Pennsylvania.
He said, "I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks."
The first parachute jump of note is made by André-Jacques Garnerin from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet above Paris.
Composer Franz Liszt born in the village of Doborján, near Sopron, Hungary.
Silent film actress Sarah Bernhardt born in Paris.
The Divine Sarah had her right leg was amputated after a injury to her knee while jumping off the parapet in the final scene of La Tosca in Rio de Janeiro. After acquiring a prosthesis, she continued her acting career.
A representative of the San Francisco Pan-American Exposition would later offer her $100,000 to exhibit her leg.
To which she wired back, "Which one?"
Illustrator N.C. Wyeth (Treasure Island) born in Needham, Massachusetts.
An express train overruns the buffer and falls to the street below the Gare Montparnasse in Paris, France.
Comedian Curly Howard (The Three Stooges) born in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Crippen is convicted of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
Psychologist, philosopher and bon vivant of the mind Timothy Leary born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Artist Robert Rauschenberg born in Port Arthur, Texas.
Ernest Hemingway's novel, The Sun Also Rises, published.
Student J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal, precipitating his death 9 days later.
Bank robber Charles Pretty Boy Floyd shot and killed by Federal agents in East Liverpool, Ohio.
Singer, songwriter & guitarist Bobby Fuller (The Bobby Fuller Four) born in Baytown, Texas.
Actress Catherine Deneuve born in Paris.
Would-be assassin of Gerald Ford Lynette "Sqeaky" Fromme born in Santa Monica, California.
The Beach Boys release the single Good Vibrations.
Led Zeppelin's album "Led Zeppelin II" was released.
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