Poet Jacob Cats born in Brouwershaven, Netherlands.
Painter and illustrator William Hogarth born in London.
Poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller born in Marbach am Neckar, Germany.
A Goddess of Reason is proclaimed by the French Convention.
Henry Morton Stanley locates David Livingstone near Ujiji in central Africa.
Stanley famously greeted him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".
American poet Vachel Lindsay born in Springfield, Illinois.
Author John P. Marquand (Mr Moto) born in Wilmington, Delaware.
Poet Karl Shapiro born in New York City.
Welsh actor Richard Burton born in Pontrhydyfen, Wales.
The freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew members.
Germans gather at the Berlin Wall and start to demolish it.
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