King Edward IV of England born in Rouen, Normandy, France.
Poet, author and fisherman Charles Cotton (The Compleat Angler) born in Alstonefield, Staffordshire, England.
Fifth President of the US, James Monroe born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Maryland becomes the seventh state of United States.
A group of mutineers led by Fletcher Christian take the HMS Bounty from Captain William Bligh in history's most famous mutiny at sea.
Track crews for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad laid ten miles of track in one day.
This a feat has never been matched.
Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, killing two deputies in the process.
Mathematician Kurt Gödel born in Brno, Austria.
French aviator Louis Paulhan wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race.
Writer Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird) born in Monroeville, Alabama.
Founder of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art, Bill Blackbeard born in Lawrence, Indiana.
Artist Yves Klein born in Nice, France.
Actress Carolyn Jones (Morticia Addams) born in Amarillo, Texas.
Actress Ann-Margret (Bye Bye Birdie) born in Valsjöbyn, Sweden.
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini killed by partisans, hang his body, along with that of his mistress, Carla Petacci, up for display in a Milan Esso filling station.
Sic semper tyrannis.
Writer and explorer Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
Author and poet Roberto Bolaño (2666) born in Santiago, Chile.
Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the army. He is subsequently stripped of his boxing title.