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Holidays and observances

  • United States Marine Corps birthday ball (United States)

Events

  • 1979 – A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization: For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
  • 1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts Sesame Street.
  • 1951 – With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
  • 1919 – The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, ending two days later.
  • 1898 – Beginning of the Wilmington insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in United States history.
  • 1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".
  • 1865 – Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming one of only three American Civil War soldiers executed for war crimes.
  • 1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.
  • 1659 – Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King kills Afzal Khan, Adilshahi in the battle popularly known as Battle of Pratapgarh. This is also recognised as the first defence of Swarajya.
  • 1293 – Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking the throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.
  • 937 – Ten Kingdoms: Li Bian usurps the throne and deposes Emperor Yang Pu. The Wu State is replaced by Li (now called "Xu Zhigao"), who becomes the first ruler of Southern Tang.

Births

  • 1999 – Kiernan Shipka, American actress
  • 1994 – Zoey Deutch, American actress
  • 1992 – Teddy Bridgewater, American football player
  • 1990 – Aaron Murray, American football player
  • 1990 – Marcus Browne, American boxer
  • 1989 – Matt Magill, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Aaron Crow, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Eric Thames, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Josh Peck, American actor
  • 1984 – Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Brian Dinkelman, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Craig Smith, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Miranda Lambert, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1983 – Ryan Mattheus, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Chris Canty, American football player
  • 1982 – Heather Matarazzo, American actress
  • 1982 – Matt Pagnozzi, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Jason Dunham, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
  • 1980 – Donté Stallworth, American football player
  • 1980 – Troy Bell, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Eve, American rapper and producer
  • 1977 – Brittany Murphy, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1977 – Josh Barnett, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
  • 1972 – Greg LaRocca, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Shawn Green, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Holly Black, American journalist, author, and poet
  • 1971 – Terry Pearson, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Walton Goggins, American actor and producer
  • 1969 – Ellen Pompeo, American actress and producer
  • 1968 – Tom Papa, American comedian, actor, television host
  • 1968 – Tracy Morgan, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1965 – Jamie Dixon, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964 – Kenny Rogers, American baseball player and coach
  • 1963 – Mike McCarthy, American football player and coach
  • 1963 – Mike Powell, American long jumper
  • 1963 – Tommy Davidson, American actor and comedian
  • 1962 – Daniel Waters, American director and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Dan Hawkins, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Mackenzie Phillips, American actress
  • 1958 – Brooks Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Omar Minaya, American baseball player and manager
  • 1958 – Stephen Herek, American director and producer
  • 1956 – Sinbad, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1955 – Jack Clark, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1954 – Bob Stanley, American baseball player and coach
  • 1953 – Les Miles, American football player and coach
  • 1950 – Debra Hill, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1949 – Ann Reinking, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
  • 1948 – Aaron Brown, American journalist and academic
  • 1948 – Steven Utley, American author and poet (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Glen Buxton, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1945 – Donna Fargo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1944 – Mark E. Neely, Jr., American historian, author, and academic
  • 1944 – Silvestre Reyes, American sergeant and politician
  • 1943 – Saxby Chambliss, American lawyer and politician
  • 1942 – James Hood, American activist (d. 2013)
  • 1942 – Robert F. Engle, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941 – John Geoghegan, American lieutenant (d. 1965)
  • 1939 – Tommy Facenda, American rock & roll singer and guitarist
  • 1935 – Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist (d. 2004)
  • 1933 – Ronald Evans, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1990)
  • 1932 – Arthur K. Snyder American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1932 – Paul Bley, Canadian-American pianist and composer (d. 2016)
  • 1932 – Roy Scheider, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1931 – Lilly Pulitzer, American fashion designer (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter
  • 1929 – W. E. B. Griffin, American soldier and author
  • 1927 – Vaughn O. Lang, American general (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Hachikō, Japanese dog famous for his loyalty to his owner (d. 1935)
  • 1920 – Rafael del Pino, Spanish businessman, founded the Ferrovial Company (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (d. 1997)
  • 1919 – Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and engineer, designed the AK-47 (d. 2013)
  • 1916 – Billy May, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1913 – Karl Shapiro, American poet and academic (d. 2000)
  • 1912 – Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)
  • 1909 – Johnny Marks, American composer and songwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1907 – Jane Froman, American actor and singer (d. 1980)
  • 1896 – Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1895 – Jack Northrop, American businessman, founded the Northrop Corporation (d. 1981)
  • 1893 – John P. Marquand, American author (d. 1960)
  • 1891 – Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (d. 1972)
  • 1889 – Claude Rains, English-American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1888 – Andrei Tupolev, Russian engineer and designer, founded the Tupolev Company (d. 1972)
  • 1886 – Edward Joseph Collins, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951)
  • 1880 – Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (d. 1959)
  • 1879 – Vachel Lindsay, American poet and educator (d. 1931)
  • 1878 – Cy Morgan, American baseball player (d. 1962)
  • 1874 – Idabelle Smith Firestone, American composer and songwriter (d. 1954)
  • 1871 – Winston Churchill, American author and painter (d. 1947)
  • 1869 – Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American assassin of Umberto I of Italy (d. 1901)
  • 1868 – Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist and educator, founded Shotokan (d. 1957)
  • 1844 – Henry Eyster Jacobs, American educator and theologian (d. 1932)
  • 1810 – George Jennings, English plumber and engineer, invented the flush toilet (d. 1882)
  • 1801 – Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (d. 1876)
  • 1764 – Andrés Manuel del Rio, Spanish-Mexican scientist and discoverer of vanadium (d. 1849)
  • 1735 – Granville Sharp, English activist and scholar, co-founded the Sierra Leone Company (d. 1813)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Allen Toussaint, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1938)
  • 2015 – Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist, physicist, and engineer, founded the Amdahl Corporation (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Al Renfrew, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz, American surfer and physician (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – John Hans Krebs, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – John Matchefts, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – John Louis Coffey, American lawyer and judge (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Peter J. Biondi, American soldier and politician (b. 1942)
  • 2010 – Dino De Laurentiis, Italian-American actor, producer, and production manager (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • 2007 – Augustus F. Hawkins, American engineer and politician (b. 1907)
  • 2007 – Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2007 – Norman Mailer, American novelist and essayist (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Gerald Levert, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1966)
  • 2006 – Jack Palance, American boxer and actor (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – Jack Williamson, American author, critic, and academic (b. 1908)
  • 2004 – Katy de la Cruz, Filipino-American singer and actress (b. 1907)
  • 2003 – Irv Kupcinet, American journalist and talk show host (b. 1912)
  • 2001 – Ken Kesey, American novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1935)
  • 1994 – Carmen McRae, American singer, pianist, and actress (b. 1920)
  • 1992 – Chuck Connors, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 1991 – William Afflis, American football player and wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 1975 – Ernest M. McSorley, Canadian-American captain (b. 1912)
  • 1971 – Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1963 – Klara Dan von Neumann, Hungarian-American computer scientist (b. 1911)
  • 1956 – Gordon MacQuarrie, American author and journalist (b. 1900)
  • 1887 – Louis Lingg, German-American carpenter and activist (b. 1864)
  • 1869 – John E. Wool, American general (b. 1784)
  • 1865 – Henry Wirz, Swiss-American captain (b. 1823)
  • 1777 – Cornstalk, American tribal chief (b. 1720)
  • 1727 – Alphonse de Tonty, French-American sailor and explorer (b. 1659)
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