1491, King Henry the VIII (Never lost his head)...
1740, Marquis de Sade
1835, Pope Pius X.
1840, Thomas Hardy, English poet and novelist.
1857, Sir Edward Elgar, composer (Pomp and Circumstance.)
1904, Johnny Weissmuller (The original Tarzan).
1927, Phillip Burton
1941, Charlie Watts
1941, Stacey Keach, actor.
1948, Jerry Mathers, actor
1955, Dana Carvey, actor
1978, Nikki Cox, actress
1835, P.T. Barnum and his circus begin their first tour of the U.S.
1851, Maine enacts a law prohibiting alcohol.
1858, The Donati Comet first seen, named after its discoverer.
1873, Ground broken on San Francisco's Clay Street for world's first cable-powered railroad.
1883, First baseball game played under electric lights in Fort Wayne, IN.
1886, President Cleveland married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony.
1897, Mark Twain is quoted as saying "The report of my death has been greatly exaggeration.
1910, Charles Stewart Roll flies across the English Channel.
1924, Congress grants U.S. Citizenship to all American Indians.
1941, Lou Gehrig dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
1953, Queen Elizabeth II is crowned 16 months after the death of her father King George VI.
1966, U.S. Space Probe Surveyor I lands on the moon.
1987, President Reagan announced he was nominating economist Alan Greenspan to succeed Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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