1958 Tom “Longman” Geoffrey was born.
1959 Daniel Nelson James, The Founder of the Troll Empire, was born.
1943 Michael Palin was born.
1915 Babe Ruth hit his first major-
1846 The Cambridge Chronicle, America’s oldest surviving weekly newspaper, was first published in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1933 Mohandas Gandhi began a 21-
1955 West Germany joined NATO.
1958 World premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo occurred in San Francisco.
1933 The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.
1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
1948 Establishment of the State of Israel.
1973 First U.S. space station, Skylab, launched.
1928 Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy.
1940 McDonald’s first hamburger restaurant was opened in San Bernardino, California.
1897 Frank Capra was born in Palermo, Sicily.
1948 Lee Roberts was born.
1890 Ho Chi Minh was born.
1971 Mars 2 probe launched by Soviet Union.
325 The Council of Nicaea, the first ecumenical council of the Catholic Church was called by Constantine I.
1990 First post-
1995 The first version of the Java programming language was released.
1935 Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his major league career.
2015 Gustave “Gus” Villalta, likely the last living person who worked on the Golden Gate Bridge, died in San Jose, California at age 98.
2012 Doc Watson died.
1996 John Kahn, musician, died at age 48.
1669 Samuel Pepys made his last diary entry.