A plot to blow up English Parliament is detected and its leader, Guy Fawkes, is captured.
Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, brought forth into this scurvy and disastrous world of ours according to Laurence Sterne.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (Poems of Passion) born in Johnstown, Wisconsin.
Historian Will Durant (The Story of Civilization) born in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Actor Joel McCrea (Ride the High Country) born in South Pasadena, California.
King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Actress Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind) born in Darjeeling, India.
Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first master spy of the 20th century, is executed by Soviet the secret police.
The board game Monopoly is introduced by Parker Brothers Company.
Singer Art Garfunkel (Simon and Garfunkel) born in Forest Hills, New York.
Playwright Sam Shepard born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
Singer sowgwriter Gram Parsons (The Flying Burrito Brothers) born in Winter Haven, Florida.
Iranian clerictator, Ayatollah Khomeini, pronounces the US is The Great Satan.