Queen of Egypt Cleopatra commits suicide by snake bite.
Landscape architect and gardener Capability Brown born in Kirkharle, Northumberland, England.
Painter Jacques-Louis David (Death of Marat) born in Paris.
HMS Pandora sinks after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
On board were a group of captured mutineers from the HMS Bounty.
Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Frankenstein) born in London, England.
The city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia founded.
Politician Huey P Long, known as 'The Kingfish', born in Winn Parish, Louisiana.
Actor Raymond Massey (Abe Lincoln in Illinois) born in Toronto, Canada.
Surrealist painter, designer, illustrator, and author Leonor Fini born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton completes the rescue of all of his men stranded on Elephant Island.
Leader of the Bolshevik revolution, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, is shot & wounded by Fanya Kaplan after speaking at a factory in Moscow.
Hall of Fame and Baseball's last .400 hitter Ted Williams born in San Diego, California.
Country Western singer-songwriter and guitarist
Kitty Wells born in Nashville, Tennessee.
Cartoonist R Crumb (Weirdo) born in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Moscow/Washington hotline goes into operation connecting Soviet and western leaders.
Actress Jean Seberg commits suicide by an overdose of barbiturates in her Renault parked close to her Paris apartment in the 16th arrondissement.