Chartres Cathedral in France was consecrated by Pope Alexander IV.
On her 63rd birthday, adventurer and daredevil Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Orville Wright stays airborne for nine minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Comic book writer/artist Bob Kane born in New York.
Poet Denise Levertov born in London.
English gangsters Reginald and Ronald Kray born in Hoxton, Middlesex, England.
Bill Wyman, former bass player for the Rolling Stones, is born in London.
Nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time, in Wilmington, Delaware.
Founding of the United Nations.
The first photograph of earth from outer space is taken by a camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket.
Harry Drake sets longest arrow shot using a footbow (1 mile 268 yds).
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
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