The Erie Canal opens from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.
Photographer Guillermo Kahlo born in Pforzheim, Germany.
He was the father of painter Frida Kahlo.
The Gunfight at the OK Corral took place outside of Tombstone in the Arizona Territory.
The legendary gun battle pitted the Clanton gang against the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday.
Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Director Don Siegel (Dirty Harry) born in Chicago, Illinois.
Bass guitarist Bootsy Collins (Parliament-Funkadelic) born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Painter, director, and screenwriter Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)born in Brooklyn, New York.