Day one of the Mayan Long Count calendar begins.
First ascent of the Eiger mountain in Switzerland occured when guides Christian Almer and Peter Bohren made the ascent with their Irish guest, Charles Barrington,
Songwriter Carrie Jacobs Bond (I Love You Truly) born Janesville, Wisconsin.
Poet and poetry editor for the New Yorker Louise Bogan born in Livermore Falls, Maine.
Now that I know
How passion warms little
Of flesh in the mould,
And treasure is brittle,-
I'll lie here and learn
How, over their ground,
Trees make a long shadow
And a light sound.
National Football League's Green Bay Packers founded.
Writer Alex Haley (Roots) born in Ithaca, New York.
Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
Personal computer pioneer Steve Wozniak born in San Jose, California.
Abstract artist Jackson Pollock dies in auto accident out on Fireplace Road in East Hampton, New York
Beatles movie A Hard Days Night opens in New York City
Six days of rioting breaks out in Watts in Southeast Los Angeles after a rountine drunk driving arrest.