Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, ascends to the English throne on the death of Queen Mary I.
The American Theosophical Society was founded by Mme Blavatsky.
Author Shelby Foote (The Civil War: A Narrative) born in Greenville, Mississippi.
Sylvia Beach opened her English-language book store, Shakespeare & Co, in Paris.
Comedian Peter Cook (Bedazzled) born in Torquay, Devon, England.
Folksinger Gordon Lightfoot (Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald) born in Orillia, Canada.
Film director Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) born in New York.
Lhamo Dondrub is officially named the 14th Dalai Lama.
President Richard Nixon declares in a press conference, I am not a crook.
The first known case of COVID-19 is detected 55-year-old man who had visited a wet market in Wuhan, China.