American lexicographer Noah Webster born in Hartford, Connecticut.
He took the colour out of color.
Marie Antoinette keeps an appointment with Madame Guillotine.
Charlotte Bronte publishes her novel Jane Eyre under the alias Currer Bell.
Playwright, wit and novelist Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray) born in Dublin, Ireland.
John Brown and his men seize the Federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
Brown would later be hanged for the offense (or offence as the British would say).
The Cardiff Giant is discovered in Cardiff, New York.
The petrified 10 foot man was one of the greatest hoaxes in American history.
Playwright and Nobel Prize laureate Eugene O'Neill (Long Day's Journey into Night) born In Boston, Massachusetts.
Photographer and film director Paul Strand born in New York City.
Delta blues man Big Joe Williams born in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.
President William Howard Taft meets Mexican president Porfirio Díaz hold a meetimg and narrowly escape assassination by a fellow with a palm pistol.
German novelist Günter Grass (The Tin Drum) born in Gdansk, Poland (formerly Danzig, Germany).
Trunk murderess Winnie Ruth Judd chops up two girl friends inside a little duplex on North Second Street, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Then packs their pieces into two trunks & a suitcase, & ships them off to Los Angeles.
Long March begins for Chinese Communists.
Over 100,000 began the year-long trek, only 8,000 survived.
Singer-songwriter, model, and actress Nico (The Velvet Undergorund) born in Cologne, Germany.
Nuremberg executionby hanging take place of the 10 convicted Nazi leaders.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) born in San Francisco.
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins.
China detonates its first nuclear weapon code named Project 596.
American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise the Black Power salute during the 200-meter dash medals ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics.
Karol Wojtyla is elected Pope John Paul II.
He is the first non-Italian pontiff since 1523.