Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, ascends to the English throne on the death of Queen Mary.
The American Theosophical Society was founded by Mme Blavatsky.
Author Shelby Foote (The Civil War: A Narrative) born in Greenville, Mississippi.
Sylvia Beach opened her English-language book store, Shakespeare & Co, in Paris.
Folksinger Gordon Lightfoot (Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald) born in Orillia, Canada.
Film director Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) born in New York.
Model Lauren Hutton born Charleston, South Carolina.
Actor Danny DeVito (Taxi's Louie De Palma) born in Neptune, New Jersey.
Lhamo Dondrub is officially named the 14th Dalai Lama.
President Richard Nixon declares in a press conference, I am not a crook.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Brumaire 27 Macjonc