The Great Fire of Rome began.
Emperor Nero supposedly fiddled as Rome burned - least according to least according to legend.
Impressionist painter Edgar Degas born in Paris.
Animator and film producer Max Fleischer (Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor) born in Vienna, Austria.
Soviet actor, playwright, and poet Vladimir Mayakovsky born in Baghdati, Georgia.
Only Lenin and Stalin had larger public funerals during the Soviet era.
A meteorite exploded over the town of Holbrook, Arizona in Navajo County.
French cyclist Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France.
XV Summer Olympics open in Helsinki, Finland.
Frank Sinatra marries Mia Farrow in Las Vegas.
XII Summer Olympics open in Moscow, Soviet Union.
XXVI Summer Olympics open in Atlanta.