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King James II of England throws the Great Seal of the Realm into the River Thames while trying to flle to France during the Glorious Revolution.
William Blake recieves the 'water of life' at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London.
Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn(One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich) born in Kislovodsk in Caucasus Mountains.
Author and poet Grace Paley born in The Bronx, New York.
Blues singer Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton born in Montgomery, Alabama.
Poet, novelist and essayist Jim Harrison born in Grayling, Michigan.
Novelist and screenwriter Tom McGuane born in Wyandotte, Michigan.
Singer Brenda Lee (Rockin Around the Christmas Tree) born in Atlanta, Georgia.
Actress Teri Garr (Young Frankenstein) born in Lakewood, Ohio.
Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink.
Singer Sam Cooke was shot and killed under rather unseemly circumstances by the manager of the Hacienda motel in Los Angeles, California.
The Rolling Stones film a concert event called The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in a Wembley studio.
The film was not released until 28 years later in 1996.