Six of Swords
French sculptor Auguste Rodin (The Thinker) born in Paris.
Jules Léotard the daring young man on the flying trapeze debuts with the Cirque Napoléon in Paris.
Delta blues guitarist and singer Booker T. Washington Bukka White born between Aberdeen and Houston, Mississippi.
The bodies of Captain Robert Scott and his companions are found in a tent in Antarctica, only 11 miles from a food cache.
French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician Roland Barthes born in Cherbourg-Octeville, France.
Uncle Joe Stalin becomes undisputed chief of the Soviet Union with the expulsion of Leon Trotsky from Soviet Communist Party.
Actress/Princess Grace Kelly born in Philadelphia, Pa.
Hugh Gray takes the first known photos allegedly of the Loch Ness Monster.
Con man/cult leader Charles Manson born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Poet Theodore Roethke hospitalized for observation after spending the night in the Michigan woods, where he loses a shoe and shares a mystical experience with a tree.
He later said that he had learned the secret of ballet dancer Nijinsky.
The San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge opens for traffic.
Singer-songwriter Neil Young (Harvest) born in Toronto, Ontario.
The day returned to in the movie Back to the Future.
Donovan's song Mellow Yellow released.
The Doors appear for the last time with Jim Morrison as lead singer in New Orleans.