The Dog Days (July 3 - August 11) begin.
Painter John Singleton Copley born in Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America
Pickett's Charge occurs during the final and bloodiest day of fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Actor, singer, dancer, playwright, composer, librettist, director and producer and Yankee Doodle Dandy, George M. Cohan born in Providence, Rhode Island.
Writer Franz Kafka (Amerika) born in Prague.
Idaho becomes the 43rd U.S. state.
Actor George Sanders (Simon Templar) born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Food writer ,a href=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._F._K._Fisher>M. F. K. Fisher (Consider the Oyster) born in Albion, Michigan.
The First Jazz Record went on sale.
The Victor Company released The Dixieland Jazz Band One-Step recorded by Nick La Rocca and his Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Film Director Ken Russell (Altered States) born in Southampton, England.
Playwright Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia.
Founding member of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones drowns in his swimming pool.
Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, dies in Paris at age 27 of heart failure.
He is buried in Pere LaChaise Cemetery in Paris.
Blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, Mississippi John Hurt born in Teoc, Mississippi.