Traditional date of the founding of Rome.
Henry VIII becomes king of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
Conquistador Hernando Cortez lands at Veracruz, Mexico.
Novelist and poet Charlotte Brontë (Jane Eyre) born in Thornton, England.
Environmentalist writer John Muir born in Dunbar, Scotland.
Painter Alfred Henry Maurer,born in New York City.
Pin-up artist Rolf Armstrong born in Bay City, Michigan.
English soldier, mystic, mountaineer, and pilot Maurice Wilson born in Bradford, England.
He attempted climbing Mount Everest by himself in 1934 based on the belief in the power of fasting and prayer.
Novelist, humorist and critc Mark Twain passes away in Redding, Connecticut.
Twain was born shortly after an appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835.
He claimed that he would 'go out with it' as well.
He died the day after the comet returned.
German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as 'The Red Baron', was shot down and killed by Allied fire over Vaux sur Somme in France.
Queen Elizabeth II born in London, England.
Comedian, film director, screenwriter, and actress Elaine May (Nichols and May)born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The most famous photo of the Loch Ness Monster, known as the Surgeon's Photograph, is published in the Daily Mail.
The photograph was later revealed to be a hoax in 1999.
The Seattle World's Fair opens in Seattle, Washington.
The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica.
This event is celebrated as the Rastafari holy day called Grounation Day.
Uncle Meat album released by The Mothers of Invention
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Prince dies of an accidental overdose at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota.