Italian scholar, poet Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca) born Arezzo, Italy.
He wrote a series of poems addressed to Laura, whom he first glanced - April 6th, 1327 while at church in Avignon, France.
The collapse of the Bridge at San Luis Rey in the book by Thornton Wilder.
Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad is published.
The largest recorded swarm of Rocky Mountain locusts in American history covered the Great Plains.
An estimated 3 trillion locusts created a swarm that ranged 1800 miles long and 110 miles wide, and covered an area from Canada to Texas.
The Rocky Mountain locust is now believed to be extinct.
Actress Theda Bara (Theodosia Burr Goodman) born Cincinnati, Ohio.
Theda Bara is an anagram for Arab Death.
Sir Edmund Hillary born Aukland, New Zealand.
Hillary, along with Tenzing Norgay, became the first to summit Mount Everest in 1953.
He is a member of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is ambushed and assassinated.
Villa's head was stolen from his grave three years later and never recovered.
Novelist Thomas Berger (Little Big Man) born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Video artist Nam June Paik born in Seoul, South Korea.
He coined the term 'electronic super highway'
Novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and screenwriter Cormac McCarthy (Blood Meridian) born in Providence, Rhode Island,
Actress Natalie Wood (Rebel Without a Cause) born in San Francisco.
Actress Diana Rigg born in Doncaster, England.
Artist Judy Chicago (The Dinner Party) born in Chicago, Illinois.
Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by Claus von Stauffenberg.
A bomb exploded at Hitlers headquarters, known as the Wolf's Lair, in Rastenburg.
Musician Carlos Santana born in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong steps from the Apollo 11 lunar module in the Sea of Tranquillity.
Believed to be the first Earthling to set foot on the moon.