A plot to blow up English Parliament is detected and its leader, Guy Fawkes, is captured.
Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, brought forth into this scurvy and disastrous world of ours according to Laurence Sterne.
Historian Will Durant (The Story of Civilization) born in North Adams, Massachusetts.
King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Actress Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind) born in Darjeeling, India.
The board game Monopoly is introduced by Parker Brothers Company.
Actress Elke Sommer born in Berlin.
Singer Art Garfunkel (Simon and Garfunkel) born in Forest Hills, New York.
Playwright Sam Shepard born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
Singer sowgwriter Gram Parsons (The Flying Burrito Brothers) born in Winter Haven, Florida.
Iranian clerictator, Ayatollah Khomeini, pronounces the US is "The Great Satan".
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Brumaire 15 Dindon