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Events

  • 1993 – The Galileo spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon.
  • 1901 – Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. It is the first American private school in the country.
  • 1867 – The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
  • 1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
  • 1789 – William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
  • 1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1565 – Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.

Births

  • 2003 – Quvenzhané Wallis, American actress
  • 1992 – Max Collins, American-Filipino actress and model
  • 1989 – Cassadee Pope, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Caleb Moore, American snowmobile racer (d. 2013)
  • 1986 – Armie Hammer, American actor
  • 1986 – Jeff Green, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
  • 1982 – LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1981 – Jake Owen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player
  • 1979 – Ruth Riley, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Jess Margera, American drummer
  • 1972 – Jay Witasick, American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Janet Evans, American swimmer
  • 1971 – Raúl Márquez, Mexican-American boxer and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Shane Andrews, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Todd Eldredge, American figure skater and coach
  • 1970 – Rick Recht, American singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Jack Black, American actor and comedian
  • 1969 – Pierre Turgeon, Canadian-American ice hockey player
  • 1964 – Lee Janzen, American golfer
  • 1963 – Regina Jacobs, American runner
  • 1962 – Craig Anton, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1962 – David Fincher, American director and producer
  • 1961 – Cliff Benson, American football player
  • 1961 – Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
  • 1959 – Brian Thompson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Scott Hamilton, American figure skater
  • 1957 – Daniel Stern, American actor and director
  • 1956 – Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican-American actor and producer
  • 1956 – Steve Whiteman, American singer-songwriter
  • 1954 – George M. Church, American geneticist, chemist, and engineer
  • 1954 – Katharine Abraham, American feminist economist
  • 1952 – Rita Dove, American poet and essayist
  • 1951 – Wayne Osmond, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1950 – Ron Guidry, American baseball player and coach
  • 1948 – Danny Seraphine, American drummer and producer
  • 1948 – Vonda N. McIntyre, American author
  • 1945 – Bob Segarini, American-Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – David Soul, American actor and singer
  • 1943 – Lou Piniella, American baseball player and manager
  • 1943 – Robert Greenwald, American director and producer
  • 1942 – Sterling Morrison, American singer and guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1941 – Paul Plishka, American opera singer
  • 1940 – William Cohen, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Defense
  • 1936 – Don Denkinger, American baseball player and umpire
  • 1935 – Warren M. Washington, American atmospheric scientist
  • 1931 – Ola L. Mize, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Ben Gazzara, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Roxie Roker, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1928 – F. William Free, American businessman (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1924 – Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (d. 2004)
  • 1924 – Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Nancy Kulp, American actress and soldier (d. 1991)
  • 1918 – L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (d. 1995)
  • 1917 – Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (d. 1994)
  • 1916 – C. Wright Mills American sociologist and author (d. 1962)
  • 1916 – Jack Vance, American author (d. 2013)
  • 1915 – Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1913 – Jack Dreyfus, American businessman, founded the Dreyfus Corporation (d. 2009)
  • 1913 – Richard Tucker, American tenor and actor (d. 1975)
  • 1910 – Morris Graves, American painter and academic (d. 2001)
  • 1910 – Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1908 – Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1904 – Secondo Campini, Italian-American engineer (d. 1980)
  • 1903 – Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psychologist and author (d. 1990)
  • 1899 – Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1978)
  • 1899 – James Wong Howe, Chinese American cinematographer (d. 1976)
  • 1898 – Charlie Grimm, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1983)
  • 1878 – George Whipple, American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1859 – Matilda Howell, American archer (d. 1938)
  • 1853 – Vladimir Shukhov, Russian architect and engineer, designed the Adziogol Lighthouse (d. 1939)
  • 1840 – Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish-Japanese pharmacist and businessman, founded Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club (d. 1900)
  • 1774 – Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)
  • 1728 – John Stark, American general (d. 1822)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Mr. Fuji, American professional wrestler and manager (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Al Arbour, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Nelson Shanks, American painter and educator (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Hal Finney, American cryptographer and programmer (b. 1956)
  • 2014 – John Anthony Walker, American soldier and spy (b. 1937)
  • 2013 – Edmund B. Fitzgerald, American businessman (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Dick McBride, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Shulamith Firestone, Canadian-American activist and author (b. 1945)
  • 2010 – William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – Adam Goldstein, American drummer, DJ, and producer (b. 1973)
  • 2008 – Phil Hill, American race car driver (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Hilly Kristal, American businessman, founded CBGB (b. 1932)
  • 2007 – Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2007 – Paul MacCready, American engineer and businessman, founded AeroVironment (b. 1925)
  • 2006 – Melvin Schwartz, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
  • 1995 – Earl W. Bascom, American rodeo performer and painter (b. 1906)
  • 1993 – William Stafford, American poet and academic (b. 1914)
  • 1989 – John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (b. 1950)
  • 1988 – Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (b. 1919)
  • 1986 – Russell Lee, American photographer and journalist (b. 1903)
  • 1985 – Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1896)
  • 1978 – Bruce Catton, American historian and journalist (b. 1899)
  • 1959 – Bohuslav Martinů, Czech-American composer and educator (b. 1890)
  • 1955 – Emmett Till, American murder victim (b. 1941)
  • 1903 – Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and architect, co-designed Central Park (b. 1822)
  • 1820 – Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor and urban planner (b. 1754)
  • 1818 – Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, American fur trader, founded Chicago (b. 1750)
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