Poet William Cowper born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England.
An expedition led by Captain James Cook reached Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Thus becoming the first European to see Maui.
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland published.
Romanian-born French dramatist Eugène Ionesco born in Slatina, Romania.
Cartoonist Charles Schultz (Peanuts) born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The tomb of the Boy King, Tutankhamen, is discovered in Egypt by Lord Carnarvon of England and Howard Carter of the United States.
The Michael Curtiz-directed film Casablanca premieres in New York City.
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