Most of Chartres, France is destroyed by fire.
Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts.
She is the first person executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.
Blues giant Howlin Wolf born near Aberdeen, Mississippi.
Nobel-Prize winning author Saul Bellow (Herzog) born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada.
Actress and singer, Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz) born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Historian, author, music critic and journalist, Nat Hentoff born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Illustrator Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) born in Brooklyn, New York.
Affirmed wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the eleventh horse to win the Triple Crown.