Adviser to Queen Elizabeth I and astronomer, astrologer, occult philosopher John Dee born in london.
French Revolutionary figure, Jean-Paul Marat, murdered in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday who was delivering a list of those to be guillotined.
Poet John Clare born in Helpston, England.
William Wordsworth, on a walking tour through the Wye Valley, visited the ruins of Tintern Abbey and a few miles farther composed a poem about them called Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey.
P. T. Barnums American Museum is destroyed by fire in New York City.
The Hollywood Sign is dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, California.
Originally the sign said 'Hollywoodland', the last four letters of the sign were removed in 1949.
Guitarist and singer Roger McGuinn (Byrds) born in Chicago.
Artist Frida Kahlo passes away in Coyoacán, Mexico City.