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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day: - First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

Events

  • 1985 – Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.
  • 1972 – The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.
  • 1966 – The National Organization for Women, the United States' largest feminist organization, is founded.
  • 1959 – A United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, crashes into a nearby elementary school, killing 11 students plus six residents from the local neighborhood.
  • 1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
  • 1937 – The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London.
  • 1922 – In Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Dominican Ambassador Francisco J. Peynado sign the Hughes–Peynado agreement, which ends the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic.
  • 1921 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.
  • 1886 – The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.
  • 1794 – Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.

Births

  • 1988 – Elisa Jordana, American singer-songwriter, radio and TV personality
  • 1987 – Ryan Cook, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Alicia Fox, American wrestler, model, and actress
  • 1986 – Allegra Versace, Italian-American businesswoman
  • 1985 – Cody Rhodes, American wrestler
  • 1985 – Michael Phelps, American swimmer
  • 1985 – Trevor Ariza, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Fantasia Barrino, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1983 – Cole Swindell, American singer
  • 1982 – Delwyn Young, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Lizzy Caplan, American actress
  • 1982 – Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Ben Utecht, American football player
  • 1971 – Monica Potter, American actress
  • 1970 – Brian Bloom, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Mark Grudzielanek, American baseball player and manager
  • 1968 – Phil Anselmo, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1967 – Victoria Kaspi, American-Canadian astrophysicist and academic
  • 1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer and actor
  • 1965 – Mitch Richmond, American basketball player
  • 1965 – Steve Duchesne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1964 – Mark Waters, American director and producer
  • 1961 – Lynne Jolitz, American computer scientist and programmer
  • 1960 – Jack McConnell, Scottish educator and politician, 3rd First Minister of Scotland
  • 1959 – Daniel Goldhagen, American political scientist, author, and academic
  • 1959 – Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor
  • 1957 – Bud Black, American baseball player and manager
  • 1957 – Sterling Marlin, American race car driver
  • 1956 – David Alan Grier, American actor, singer, and comedian
  • 1953 – Hal Lindes, American-English guitarist and film score composer
  • 1952 – David Garrison, American actor and singer
  • 1951 – Stanley Clarke, American bass player and composer
  • 1944 – Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist and author
  • 1944 – Ron Swoboda, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1943 – Florence Ballard , American pop/soul singer (The Supremes) (d. 1976)
  • 1942 – Robert Ballard, American lieutenant and oceanographer
  • 1940 – Mark Spoelstra, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
  • 1938 – Billy Mills, American sprinter
  • 1937 – Larry Henley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Dave Van Ronk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
  • 1936 – Nancy Dussault, American actress and singer
  • 1936 – Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – John Harlin, American pilot and mountaineer (d. 1966)
  • 1934 – Harry Blackstone Jr., American magician and author (d. 1997)
  • 1933 – Joan Murrell Owens, American educator and marine biologist (d. 2011)
  • 1931 – Andrew Hill, American pianist and composer (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Thomas Sowell, American economist, philosopher, and author
  • 1927 – James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 1998)
  • 1927 – Shirley Fry Irvin, American tennis player
  • 1926 – David Berglas, American magician and mentalist
  • 1926 – Paul Berg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1925 – Fred Schaus, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)
  • 1920 – Eleanor Ross Taylor, American poet and educator (d. 2011)
  • 1919 – Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon (d. 2007)
  • 1917 – Lena Horne, American actress, singer, and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1917 – Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)
  • 1917 – Willa Kim, American costume designer (d. 2016)
  • 1914 – Allan Houser, American sculptor and painter (d. 1994)
  • 1913 – Harry Wismer, American sportscaster (d. 1967)
  • 1912 – Dan Reeves, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1971)
  • 1906 – Anthony Mann, American actor and director (d. 1967)
  • 1899 – Madge Bellamy, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1895 – Heinz Warneke, German-American sculptor and educator (d. 1983)
  • 1891 – Ed Lewis, American wrestler and manager (d. 1966)
  • 1891 – Man Mountain Dean, American wrestler and sergeant (d. 1953)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Charles W. Bagnal, American general (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Leonard Starr, American author and illustrator (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Robert Dewar, English-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1945)
  • 2014 – Frank Cashen, American businessman (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Paul Mazursky, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Kathryn Morrison, American educator and politician (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Michael J. Ybarra, American journalist and author (b. 1966)
  • 2009 – Harve Presnell, American actor and singer (b. 1933)
  • 2003 – Buddy Hackett, American actor and comedian (b. 1924)
  • 2003 – Robert McCloskey, American author and illustrator (b. 1915)
  • 2001 – Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2001 – Joe Henderson, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1937)
  • 1995 – Gale Gordon, American actor and voice artist (b. 1906)
  • 1984 – Lillian Hellman, American author and playwright (b. 1905)
  • 1976 – Firpo Marberry, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1898)
  • 1974 – Vannevar Bush, American engineer and academic (b. 1890)
  • 1971 – Herbert Biberman, American director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1961 – Lee de Forest, American inventor, invented the audion tube (b. 1873)
  • 1916 – Eunice Eloisae Gibbs Allyn, American correspondent, author, and poet (b. 1847)
  • 1908 – Thomas Hill, American painter (b. 1829)
  • 1890 – Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, American organist and composer (b. 1819)
  • 1882 – Charles J. Guiteau, American preacher and lawyer, assassin of James A. Garfield (b. 1841)
  • 1796 – Abraham Yates Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1724)
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