Philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Leibnitz was born
in Leipzig, Saxony.
Quakers arrived in America.
Photographs were used for the first time in a newspaper report. A photographer
named Thibault took photos from a rooftop on June 25 of the deserted rue St. Maur
with barricades before the Paris Riots of 1848 and of the same street on June 26 with
police battling insurgents. More than 3000 Parisians died during the revolt.
Wood engravings were made from the daguerreotypes
and published in the weekly newspaper L'Illustration Journal Universel
on July 1, 1848.
The theory of natural selection, developed by Charles Darwin,
The American Red Cross was incorporated with Clara Barton as
Actress Olivia de Havilland was born in Tokyo, Japan.
Film maker Sydney Pollack was born in Lafayette, Indiana.
NBC began broadcasting from the Empire State Building.
Empire State Building
Joe DiMaggio tied
Willie Keeler's major league record
44 consecutive-game hitting streak.
Actress Geneviev Bujold was born in Montreal, Canada.
Libertarian activist and author Lew Rockwell was born
in Boston, Massachusetts.
Singer Debbie Harry (Blondie) was born in Miami, Florida.
Mama premiered on TV.
Comedian Dan Aykroyd was born in Ottowa, Canada.
Actress and exhibitionist Pamela Anderson was born
in Ladysmith, Canada.
Representatives of 61 governments signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
The Continental Congress declared the United Colonies
"are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown."
Tennis champion and clothier Rene Lacoste was born
in Paris, France.
Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's restaurant chain,
was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Joe DiMaggio surpassed
Willie Keeler's major league record
44 consecutive-game hitting streak by hitting a home run in
the 5th inning in a game against the Boston Red Sox.
The first Wal-Mart store opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
Ron Guidry won his 13th consecutive game
and continued the best start (13-0) for any Yankee pitcher in history.
Maryland declared its independence from England.
At Yankee Stadium, 61,808 fans attended Lou Gehrig Day.
Lou Gehrig made a speach during the
between-game ceremonies in which he said he considers himself to be the,
"luckiest man on the face of the earth."
Humor columnist, author, and libertarian Dave Barry
was born in Armonk, New York.
Mr. Peepers, starring Wally Cox, premiered on TV.
Israeli commandos rescued 103 hostages on a hijacked Air France airliner at Entebbe
airport in Uganda.
Movie star Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV)
was born in Syracuse, New York.
John Hancock, as President of the Continental Congress,
signed the Declaration of Independence.
Presenting the Declaration of Independence
George Rogers Clark and his men took Kaskaskia from
the British, wresting from them control of the upper middle west.
Novelist and short-story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne
was born in Salem, Massachusetts.
Slavery was abolished in New York State.
Composer Stephen Foster was born
in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.
Henry David Thoreau moved into a cabin at Walden Pond in Massachusetts.
Composer George M. Cohan was born
in Providence, Rhode Island.
George M. Cohan
The Tuskegee Negro Normal Institute opened with
Booker T. Washington
Rube Golberg, cartoonist and engineer who invented
elaborate, silly machines to do simple tasks, was born
in San Francisco, California.
A Rube Goldberg cartoon
Actress Eva Marie Saint was born in
Newark, New Jersey.
Playwright Neil Simon was born in New York City.
Actress and photographer Gina Lollabrigida
was born in Auviaco, Italy.
Steven Schwartzman, linguist, mathematician, educator,
and photographer, was born.
The Soupy Sales Show premiered on TV.
P. T. Barnum of circus fame was born in Bethel, Connecticut.
California declared its independence from Mexico.
Actor Milburn Stone, who played "Doc" on Gunsmoke,
was born in Burrton, Kansas.
Milburn Stone as "Doc"
Libertarian scholar Leonard Liggio was born.
Robbie Robertson, musician and songwriter
with The Band, was born in Toronto, Canada.
Designer Louis Reard
introduced the bikini at a Paris swimming pool.
Singer Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III)
was born in New York City.
Yankee pitcher Richard Goose Gossage was born in Colorado Springs.
Matthew Halliday was born in Kingston, New York.
American Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones was born in
The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of the Causes
and Necessity of Taking up Arms, prepared by
John Dickinson and Thomas Jefferson.
Otto Rohwedder was born in
Des Moines, Iowa.
He invented the first bread-slicing machine.
Rock-and-roll pioneer Bill Haley was born
in Highland Park, Michigan.
TV game show creator and producer Merv Griffin was born
in San Mateo, California.
Comedian Pat Paulson was born in South Bend, Washington.
Actress Janet Leigh was born in Merced, California.
The first all-talking moving picture, The Lights of New
York, was presented in New York City.
Singer Della Reese (Delores Patricia Early)
was born in Detroit, Michigan.
In the first All-Star Game ever played in major league baseball history
Babe Ruth hit a 2-run home run to lead the American League
to a 4-2 victory over the National League at Cominskey Park.
NY Yankee second baseman Willie Randolph
was born in Holly Hill, South Carolina.
Paul McCartney was introduced to
John Lennon after witnessing his
skiffle group, the Quarrymen, at St Peter's Church in Woolton, Liverpool.
John soon asked Paul to join the group.
Mickey Mantle hit home runs in his first
two at-bats, which, combined with the two home runs in his last two
at-bats in his previous game, tied the major league record of
four consecutive home runs.
Pitching great Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in Mobile, Alabama.
Robert Heinlein, science fiction writer, was born in Butler,
Beatles drummer Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr)
was born in Liverpool, England.
Actress Shelley Duvall was born in Houston, Texas.
Shelly Duvall as Olive Oyl
The Libertarian Party of Canada was founded.
The Declaration of Independence was read in public for the first
time in Philadelphia at what is now called Independence Square.
A Massachusetts Supreme Court decision declared slavery to have been
abolished by Article I of the Massachusetts Declaration of
Rights of 1780.
John D. Rockefeller, creator of the Standard Oil company,
was born in Richford, New York.
John D. Rockefeller
The first Ziegfield Follies opened.
Singer and bandleader Billy Eckstine was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Actress Kim Darby was born in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Anjelica Huston was born in Santa Monica, California.
Actor Kevin Bacon was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Declaration of Independence was formally adopted
by the provincial congress in New York.
Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine, was born
in Spencer, Massachusetts.
Actor Brian Dennehy was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Dean Koontz, author of suspense and horror novels,
was born in Everett, Pennsylvania.
Actor Tom Hanks was born in Concord, California.
Actress Kelly McGillis was born in
Newport Beach, California.
President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill to
re-charter the second Bank of the United States.
Painter James Whistler was born in Lowell,
A painting by James Whistler that is not of his mother
Physicist and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla was born
in Smiljan, Austrian Empire.
Finley Dunne, humorist and the creator Mr. Dooley, was born
in Chicago, Illinois.
Author Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil, France.
Newscaster David Brinkley was born
in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Tennis star Arthur Ashe was born in Richmond, Virginia.
Power and Market by Murray Rothbard was published.
Murray Rothbard and Power and Market
The Coca-Cola company acceded to consumer demand and announced it
will bring back the original Coke and call it "Coca-Cola Classic"
when sales of "New" Coke dropped after
being on the market for only 10 weeks.
Merchant John Wanamaker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Writer and editor E. B. White
was born in Mount Vernon, New York.
Babe Ruth made his major league debut
as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
Actor Yul Brynner was born in Vladivostok, Russia.
Physicist Theodore Maiman, who developed the first
working laser, was born in Los Angeles, California.
Pottery designer and manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood was
born in Burslem, Staffordshire, England.
Naturalist and libertarian writer Henry David Thoreau
was born in Concord, Massachusetts.
Henry David Thoreau
Inventor George Eastman was born in Waterville, New York.
Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein was born in New York City.
Comedian and TV pioneer Milton Berle (Mendel Berlinger)
was born in Harlem, New York.
Painter Andrew Wyeth was born
in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
A painting by Andrew Wyeth
Comedian Bill Cosby was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Christine McVie, singer with Fleetwood Mac, was born
in Birmingham, England.
Allie Reynolds pitched a no-hitter
and New York beat Cleveland 1 to 0.
Actress Cheryl Ladd was born in Huron, South Dakota.
The Northwest Ordinance, guaranteeing freedom
of religion and outlawing slavery in the territory
north of the Ohio River, was adopted.
TV show host Dave Garroway was born in Schenectady, New York.
Television was invented by John Baird.
Movie star Harrison Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Inventor Erno Rubik was born in Budapest, Hungary.
A mob stormed the Bastille and released the prisoners in Paris, France.
The World's Fair opened in New York City for its first season.
William Hanna was born in Melrose, New Mexico.
He was the co-creator of cartoon characters Tom and Jerry and Yogi Bear.
Actor Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens (Terry-Thomas) was born
in Finchley, London, England.
Movie maker Ingmar Bergman was born in Uppsala, Sweden.
Actress Polly Bergen was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Actor and football star Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier was born
in Cuthbert, Georgia.
Artist Rembrandt (Harmenszoon van Rijn) was born
in Leiden, Holland.
Paintings by Rembrandt (self-portrait on the left)
The New York delegation to the Continental Congress approved
the Declaration of Independence.
"Mad" Anthony Wayne and his men captured Stony Point, New York, at midnight.
Clement Clark Moore, author of A Visit from St.
Nicholas, was born in New York City.
Warmonger Napoleon Bonaparte was captured.
The Inquisition in Spain ended.
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first American saint
and founder of schools, orphanages,
convents, and hospitals, was born in Lombardi, Italy.
George W. Bradley pitched the first no-hitter.
Humorist Richard Armour was born in Los Angeles, California.
Football star and actor Alex Karras was born in Gary, Indiana.
Singer Linda Ronstadt was born in Tucson, Arizona.
Portrait painter Joshua Reynolds was born in Plympton,
Joshua Reynolds self-portrait
Anti-lynching crusader Ida Wells was born in Holly Springs,
Arctic explorer and discoverer of the South Pole,
Roald Amundsen was born near Oslo, Sweden.
Dancer and actress Virginia Katherine McMath (Ginger Rogers)
was born in Independence, Missouri.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
The first x-ray photograph of arterial circulation was made in
Rochester, New York.
Tennis champion Margaret Court was born
in Albury, Australia.
Detective novelist Erle Stanley Gardner, who sometimes
used the pen name A. A. Fair, was born in Malden, Massachusetts.
Actor James Cagney was born in New York City.
James Cagney in two of his movies
Comedienne Phyllis Diller was born in Lima, Ohio.
Actor Donald Sutherland was born in St. John,
New Brunswick, Canada.
Disneyland opened in California.
Gilbert White, the "Father of British naturalists," was born
at Selborne, Hampshire, England.
Novelist William Thackery was born in Calcutta, India
Comedian Richard "Red" Skelton was born
in Vincennes, Indiana.
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan landed in Dublin.
He had been denied permission to make a nonstop flight from New York to Ireland,
and his "navigational error" was seen as deliberate.
Singer Dion Di Mucci was born in the Bronx, New York.
Joe Torre, baseball star and manager of the New York Yankees,
was born in New York City.
A helicopter was flown successfully for the first time in
Singer Martha Reeves was born
in Detroit, Michigan.
Gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned the first perfect score
in Olympic history.
Samuel Colt, inventor of the revolver, which "made all men
equal," was born in Hartford, Connecticut.
Impressionist painter Edgar Degas was born
in Paris, France.
Paintings by Edgar Degas
A women's rights convention, which dealt with property rights and
divorce, began in Seneca Falls, New York.
Charles Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, was born
in Rochester, Minnesota.
NY Yankee star (1920-1929)
Bob Meusel was born in San Jose, California.
Medical physicist Rosalyn Yalow was born in
New York City.
Free-market economist and political theorist
Antonie Louis Claude Destutt Comte de
Tracy was born
in Bourbonnais, France.
Destutt Comte de Tracy
The first game of the first baseball series between NY and
Brooklyn was played.
Mountain climber Edmund Hillary was born in
Auckland, New Zealand.
Rock musician Carlos Santana was born
in Autlan de Navarro, Mexico.
George Washington established his headquarters at West Point, New York.
West Point, New York
Comedian Don Knotts was born in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Comedian and actor Robin Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Robin Williams as Popeye the Sailor
Yankee pitching ace C. C. Sabathia was born in
C. C. Sabathia
Pilgrims left Holland bound for the New World.
Biologist Gregor Mendel was born in Heinzendorf, Austria.
The Tweed ring was exposed by the New York Times.
Comedian and actor Dallas Burroughs (Orson Bean) was born
in Burlington, Vermont.
Cy-Young-award-winning Yankee relief
pitcher and author Sparky Lyle
was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania.
Albert Einstein (Albert Brooks), actor, comedian,
director, and script writer (but not a physicist), was born in Los Angeles, California.
Musician and songwriter Don Henley was born
in Linden, Texas.
Actor William Dafoe was born in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Printing was invented.
Henry David Thoreau was jailed for refusing to pay the $1 poll tax to fund the Mexican War
and expand the slave-holding states.
Thoreau explained, "I cannot for an instant recognize . . . as my government [that] which is
the slave's government also."
Wendy McElroy explained, "According to some accounts, Emerson visited Thoreau in jail and
asked, “Henry, what are you doing in there?” Thoreau replied, “Waldo, the question is what
are you doing out there?” Emerson was “out there” because he believed it was shortsighted
to protest an isolated evil; society required an entire rebirth of spirituality.
Emerson missed the point of Thoreau’s protest, which was not intended to reform society
but was simply an act of conscience. If we do not distinguish right from wrong, Thoreau
argued that we will eventually lose the capacity to make the distinction and become,
instead, morally numb."
Henry David Thoreau
Writer Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago, Illinois.
John L. Sullivan became the world's heavyweight
The ice-cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during
La Purchase Expo.
Basebal Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale
was born Van Nuys, California.
Radio talk-show host Don Imus
was born in Riverside, California.
Novelist and playwright Alexandre Dumas
was born in Villers-Cotterets, France.
Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart was born in
Basketball star Karl Malone was born in
Bookseller and Revolutionary War military leader Henry Knox was born in
Illustrator and painter Maxfield Parrish was born in
Maxfield Parrish between two of his paintings
Actor Walter Brennan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Writer Eric Hoffer was born in New York City.
Basketball Hall of Fame center Nate Thurmond was born in
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was removed from power
by the Fascist Grand Council.
Actress Janet Margolin was born in New York City.
Football star Walter Payton was born
in Columbia, Mississippi.
Revolutionary warleader and anti-federalist
George Clinton was born in Little Britain, New York.
Playwright George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland.
George Bernard Shaw
Writer Aldous Huxley was born in Surrey, England.
Comedienne Gracie Allen was born in San Francisco, California.
Writer Paul Gallico was born in New York City.
Actor Jason Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Jason Robards, Jr.
Movie maker Blake Edwards was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Movie maker Stanley Kubrick was born in the Bronx, New York.
Rock star Mick Jagger was born in Dartford, England.
Figure skating champion Dorothy Hamill was born
in Chicago, Illinois.
Actor Kevin Spacey was born in
South Orange, New Jersey.
Actress Sandra Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia.
George Washington established his headquarters
at Newburgh, New York.
George Washington in 1772
Cyrus W. Field laid a telegraph cable across
the Atlantic Ocean.
Bugs Bunny made his debut in A Wild Hare.
Yogi Berra began his
148-game errorless streak, a record for major league catchers.
Figure skating champion Peggy Fleming was born
in San Jose, California.
The House Judiciary Committee voted, 27 to 11, to impeach President
Richard Nixon on a charge of obstructing justice.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was declared ratified.
It defines citizens of the US and forbids the states from abridging
the privileges or immunities of citizens and depriving any person of life,
liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying any person
equal protection of the laws.
Comedian Joe E. Brown was born in Holgate, Ohio.
Singer, saxaphone player, and actor Herbert "Rudy" Vallee
was born in Island Pond, Vermont.
Philosopher Karl Popper was born in Vienna, Austria.
Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Bradley was born
in Crystal City, Missouri.
The first almanac was printed.
Writer Alexis De Tocqueville was born in Paris, France.
Novelist Booth Tarkington was born in
Actor William Powell was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bowling great Don Carter was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
Novelist Emily Bronte was born
at Thornton, Yorkshire, England.
Industrialist Henry Ford was born
in Dearborn Township, Michigan.
Yankee guru Charles (Casey) Stengel was born in Kansas City,
Penguin published its first paperback book and began the modern paperback
Singer and sonwriter Paul Anka was born in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Body builder, movie star, and "Governator"
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Graz, Austria.
Actor Laurence Fishburne was born
in Augusta, Georgia.
Basketball star Chris Mullin was born
in New York city.
Jesse Halliday was born in Kingston, New York.
Actress Hilary Swank was born in
Yankee outfielder (1948-1959)
Hank Baur was born in East St. Lewis, Illinois.
Tennis champion Evonne Goolagong
was born in Griffith, Australia.
Author J. K. Rowling was born in
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