Powhatan Indian empire attacks the Jamestown killing at least 347 colonists. So begins the Powhatan War.
Anne Hutchinson is exiled from Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The Emerald Buddha is moved to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
German writer Johann Wolgang von Goethe dies after asking for "mere licht!."
Illustrator Randolph Caldecott born in Chester, England.
The Caldecott Medal, which recognizes distinguished achivemments in illustration for children, was named in his honor.
Comedian Chico Marx, member of the Marx Brothers, born in New York.
Western writer Louis L'Amour born in Jamestown, North Dakota.
French mime Marcel Marceau born in Strasbourg, France.
Artist Yayoi Kusama born in Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan.
Poet Billy Collins born in New York City.
Composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar) born in Kensington, London, England.
The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, is released in the United Kingdom.