Robinson Crusoe shipwrecked according to Daniel Defoe.
Second President of the US, John Adams born in Braintree, Massachusetts.
French painter and designer Louise Abbéma born in Paris, France.
French poet Paul Valéry born in Séte, France.
Poet Ezra Pound born in Hailey, Idaho.
Orson Welles panics the nation with broadcast of "War of the Worlds".
Grace Slick, vocalist for Jefferson Airplane, born in Evanston, Illinois.
The Soviet Union detonated a hydrogen bomb named Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya.
The largest nuclear device ever detonated.
Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a bout called "Rumble in the Jungle" in Kinshasa, Zaire.
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