Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
King George II of Great Britain born in Leine Palace, Hanover, Germany.
The Coup of 18 Brumaire begins in Paris, marking Napoleon's rise to power and the end of the French Revolution.
Harriet Westbrook, the first wife of the poet Percy Shelley, takes her own life drowning herself in the Serpentine.
She was despondent over the way Shelley, then living with Mary Godwin, had treated her.
Ivan Turgenev (Fathers & Sons) born in Orel, Russia.
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom born in Buckingham Palace, London, England.
Architect target=_blankStanford White (co-founded McKim, Mead & White) born in New York City.
American painter Charles Demuth born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Jack the Ripper murders his last victim, Mary Kelly in Miller's Court.
Silent screen sctress Mabel Normand born in New Brighton, New York.
Film star Hedy Lamarr born in Vienna.
Illustrator André François born in Timişoara, Romania.
He did over 50 covers for the New Yorker during his career.
Poet James Schuyler born in Chicago. Illinois.
Photographer Robert Frank born in Zürich, Switzerland.
American poet Anne Sexton born in Newton, Massachusetts.
Kristallnacht the Night of Broken Glass, the night when German Nazis coordinated a nationwide attack on Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues.
It's generally considered the official beginning of the Holocaust.
Welsh poet Dylan Thomas dies in New York's Chelsea Hotel after drinking 18 martinis.
The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine goes on sale.
East Germany opens the checkpoints in the Berlin Wall which ultimately leads to the destruction of this symbol of the Cold War.