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Events

  • 1979 – Philips demonstrates the compact disc publicly for the first time.
  • 1965 – Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War.
  • 1936 – Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
  • 1920 – The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.
  • 1917 – The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
  • 1914 – First flights (for the Royal Thai Air Force) at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.
  • 1910 – French aviator Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The Naval Battle of Hampton Roads begins.
  • 1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
  • 1782 – Gnadenhutten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indian tribes.
  • 1777 – Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
  • 1775 – An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
  • 1655 – John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's North American colonies where a crime was not committed.
  • 1618 – Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
  • 1576 – Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán.

Births

  • 1988 – Benny Blanco, American rapper and producer
  • 1983 – Mark Worrell, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Timothy Jordan II, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1979 – Andy Ross, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1979 – Apathy, American rapper and producer
  • 1978 – Nick Zano, American actor and producer
  • 1977 – James Van Der Beek, American actor
  • 1976 – Freddie Prinze, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Boris Kodjoe, Austria-born American actor and producer
  • 1970 – Jason Elam, American football player
  • 1968 – Shawn Mullins, American singer-songwriter
  • 1967 – Joel Johnston, American baseball player
  • 1966 – Jaime Levy, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1965 – Kenny Smith, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Kate Betts, American journalist and author
  • 1962 – Leon Robinson, American actor and producer
  • 1961 – Camryn Manheim, American actress
  • 1960 – Buck Williams, American basketball player and coach
  • 1960 – Jeffrey Eugenides, American author and academic
  • 1959 – Aidan Quinn, Irish-American actor
  • 1957 – Bob Stoddard, American baseball player
  • 1957 – William Edward Childs, American pianist and composer
  • 1953 – Jim Rice, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1952 – George Allen, American lawyer and politician, 67th Governor of Virginia
  • 1948 – Peggy March, American pop singer
  • 1948 – Robert W. Boyd, American physicist and academic
  • 1948 – Sam Lacey, American basketball player (d. 2014)
  • 1947 – Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter and painter
  • 1947 – Michael S. Hart, American author, founded Project Gutenberg (d. 2011)
  • 1946 – Randy Meisner, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1945 – Jim Chapman, American lawyer and politician
  • 1945 – Micky Dolenz, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
  • 1945 – Sylvia Wiegand, American mathematician
  • 1943 – Lynn Redgrave, English-American actress and singer (d. 2010)
  • 1942 – Dick Allen, American baseball player and tenor
  • 1939 – Jim Bouton, American baseball player and journalist
  • 1938 – Pete Dawkins, American football player, colonel, and politician
  • 1937 – Richard Fariña, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 1966)
  • 1936 – Sue Ane Langdon, American actress and singer
  • 1935 – George Coleman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader
  • 1934 – Marv Breeding, American baseball player and scout (d. 2006)
  • 1931 – John McPhee, American author and educator
  • 1931 – Neil Postman, American author and critic (d. 2003)
  • 1930 – Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1925 – Warren Bennis, American scholar, author, and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Sean McClory, Irish-American actor and director (d. 2003)
  • 1922 – Carl Furillo, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1922 – Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1920 – Douglass Wallop, American author and playwright (d. 1985)
  • 1918 – Eileen Herlie, Scottish-American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1912 – Meldrim Thomson, Jr., American publisher and politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (d. 2001)
  • 1912 – Preston Smith, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1911 – Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American pianist and composer (d. 2000)
  • 1910 – Claire Trevor, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Paula Strasberg, American actress and acting coach (d. 1966)
  • 1902 – Jennings Randolph, American journalist and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1902 – Louise Beavers, American actress and singer (d. 1962)
  • 1900 – Howard H. Aiken, American physicist and computer scientist, created the Harvard Mark I (d. 1973)
  • 1899 – Elmer Keith, American gun designer and author (d. 1984)
  • 1886 – Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1865 – Frederic Goudy, American type designer, created Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style (d. 1947)
  • 1856 – Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter and academic (d. 1937)
  • 1848 – LaMarcus Adna Thompson, American engineer and businessman, developed the roller coaster (d. 1917)
  • 1841 – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and jurist (d. 1935)
  • 1839 – Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (d. 1913)
  • 1822 – Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Polish inventor and businessman, invented the Kerosene lamp (d. 1882)
  • 1804 – Alvan Clark, American astronomer and optician (d. 1887)
  • 1799 – Simon Cameron, American journalist and politician, 26th United States Secretary of War (d. 1889)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Sam Simon, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2014 – Leo Bretholz, Austrian-American holocaust survivor and author (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – William Guarnere, American sergeant (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Minoru Mori, Japanese businessman, founded the Mori Art Museum (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Steven Rubenstein, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1962)
  • 2011 – Mike Starr, American bass player (b. 1966)
  • 2009 – Hank Locklin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)
  • 2007 – John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach (b. 1947)
  • 2004 – Muhammad Zaidan, Syrian terrorist, founded the Palestine Liberation Front (b. 1948)
  • 2003 – Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2001 – Edward Winter, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 1999 – Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
  • 1998 – Ray Nitschke, American football player and actor (b. 1936)
  • 1993 – Billy Eckstine, American trumpet player (b. 1914)
  • 1991 – John Bellairs, American author and academic (b. 1938)
  • 1985 – Edward Andrews, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1983 – Chabuca Granda, Peruvian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 1975 – George Stevens, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
  • 1973 – Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1945)
  • 1971 – Harold Lloyd, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)
  • 1941 – Sherwood Anderson, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1876)
  • 1930 – Edward Terry Sanford, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, United States Assistant Attorney General (b. 1865)
  • 1930 – William Howard Taft, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 27th President of the United States (b. 1857)
  • 1917 – Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Company (b. 1838)
  • 1889 – John Ericsson, Swedish-American engineer, designed the USS Monitor (b. 1803)
  • 1887 – Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and activist (b. 1813)
  • 1887 – James Buchanan Eads, American engineer, designed the Eads Bridge (b. 1820)
  • 1874 – Millard Fillmore, American lawyer and politician, 13th President of the United States (b. 1800)
  • 1819 – Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1739)
  • 1723 – Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St. Paul's cathedral (b. 1632)
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