A marriage licence is issued to William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway in Stratford-upon-Avon.
English preacher and author John Bunyan (The Pilgrim's Prgress) born in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England.
Death of Basho, the Japanese haiku poet.
Poet, painter, and printer William Blake born in London.
Thanksgiving was first observed as a regular American holiday.
Proclaimed by President Lincoln, the event would be observed annually on the fourth Thursday in November.
The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Record producer, songwriter, and founder of Motown Records Berry Gordy Jr. born in Detroit, Michigan.
The Rolling Stones release Let It Bleed.