Star Wars Day
Inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, born in Padua, Italy.
In Italian, the word for soft, which his invention was able to play, is piano.
The Haymarket Square Bombing kills seven in Chicago, Illinois.
Sherlock Holmes falls to his presumed death at Reichenbach Falls, Switzerland during a struggle with his enemy Professor Moriarty.
VIII Summer Olympics open in Paris, France.
Actress Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's) born in Brussels, Belgium
Surf guitarist Dick Dale born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Artist Keith Haring born in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Four students killed at Kent State University by National Guard troops sent to quell an anti-war riot.