Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865) born in Covington, Kentucky.
English philosopher John Stuart Mill knocks at the door of his friend, the Scottish essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle.
Mill has the unenviable task of informing Carlyle that the manuscript on the French Revolution that Carlyle had asked Mill to read was, as Carlyle later wrote, "irrevocably annihilated!".
A maid had mistaken the manuscript (the only copy) for garbage, and had lit a fire with it.
King George V born in Marlborough House, London, England.
Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published in the San Francisco Examiner.
Blues guitarist, singer and sonwriter, Memphis Minnie born in Algiers, Louisiana.
Dancer Josephine Baker born in St. Louis Missouri.
Actress Paulette Goddard born in Long Island, New York.
Burlesque star Lili St. Cyr born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Poet Allen Ginsberg born in Newark, NJ.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by
madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn
looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly
connection to the starry dynamo in the machin-
ery of night, Howl by Allen Ginsberg
Novelist Gabriel García Márquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude) born in Aracataca, Columbia
Author and screenwriter Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) born in Archer City, Texas.
The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson.
Singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield (People Get Ready) born in Chicago, Illinois.
First bikini went on sale in Paris.
The launch of Gemini 4 from Cape Kennedy.
The Doors' Light My Fire was released.
Artist Andy Warhol shot three times by Valerie Solanis.
Solanis was jailed and institutionalized.