During the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs, their leader, Montezuma II, was assassinated.
Cortés called on Montezuma to quell a revolt, but the Aztec ruler was stoned while addressing his subjects.
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.
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.
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.