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The Globe Theater burns during a nighttime performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
A cannon was fired to mark the King's entrance, the thatched roof caught fire, and the whole theater was lost in an hour.

Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.

Author, poet and Democratic politician Thomas Dunn English born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He had a bitter feud with his former friend Edgar Allan Poe.


French novelist and aviator Antoine Saint-Euxpéry ( The Little Prince) born in Lyon, France.
He later lost his life during World War II flying for the Free French.

Artist, designer, visual effects creator, writer and producer Ray Harryhausen (>Mighty Joe Young) born in Los Angeles, California.
He who created a form of stop-motion animation known as Dynamation.


Sex-symbol Jayne Mansfield dies in an automobile accident on the Lake Ponchatarian Bridge near New Orleans.

Actor Bob Crane (Hogan's Heroes) is bludgeoned to death in his Scottsdale, Arizona hotel room.

Apple releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

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