Born On This Day:
- John Clare, 1793
- Col. John Jacob Astor, 1864
- Father Flanagan, 1886
- Sidney Blackmer, 1896
- Kenneth Clark, 1903
- Bosley Crowther, 1905
- Dave Garroway, 1913
- David Storey, 1933
- Wole Soyinka, 1934
- Patrick Stewart, 1940
- Roger McGuinn, 1942
- Harrison Ford, 1942
- Cheech Marin, 1946
- Louise Mandrell, 1954
Died On This Day:
- Robert Sidney first earl of Leicester, 1626
- Jean-Paul Marat assassinated, 1793
- John C. Fremont, 1890
- Alfred Stieglitz, 1946
- Arnold Schoenberg, 1951
- Frida Kahlo, 1954
- Pandro Berman, 1996
- Yousuf Karsh, 2002
- Red Buttons, 2006
- George Steinbrenner, 2010
- Lorin Maazel, 2014
- 776 BC - Era of the Olympiads begins; continues until A.D. 396.
- 1762 - Coup d'etat in Russia dethrones Peter VI.
- 1787 - Northwest Ordinance passed by U.S. Congress; territories assured of national participation.
- 1793 - Counter-revolutionary Charlotte Corday slips into Jean-Paul Marat's Paris home and stabs him to death with a kitchen knife in his bathtub.
- 1812 - New York City issues first pawnbroking ordinance in America.
- 1837 - Queen Victoria becomes first monarch to occupy Buckingham Palace.
- 1863 - Biggest US riot - Anti-draft riots in NY between police, army and 50,000 demonstrators; 1,200 die.
- 1865 - The Matterhorn first climbed by Edward Whymper.
- 1878 - Treaty of Berlin-Bulgaria split, Macedonia, Roumania, Serbia & Montenegro become independent.
- 1909 - Patent received by Adon Hoffman for steam-operated clothes pressing machine.
- 1930 - First World Cup of Soccer begins play with thirteen nation teams in Montevideo, Uruguay.
- 1966 - 11:00 pm: Richard Speck begins raping and murdering eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital.
- 1977 - Lightning strikes power lines in upstate New York blacking out New York City for 25 hours.
- 1985 - Live Aid Concert organized by Bob Geldof raises $70 million for starving Africans.
- 1995 - Srebrenica in Bosnia: First unarmed civilian Muslims are killed by troops under Ratko Mladic; more than 8,000 will die.
- 2006 - Shakespeare’s First Folio published in 1623 (7 years after Will’s death) with 36 plays sold at auction at Sotheby’s, London for $5.2 million.
- 2006 - Hezbollah guerillas kill 8 and kidnap two Israeli soldiers, precipitating major Middle East crisis; Israelis bomb Beirut Airport.
- 2007 - Landscape by Sir Winston Churchill of his home at Chartwell fetches record £1 million at Sotheby's London.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Francis Solano
- Eugenius of Carthage
- O-Bon, the Japanese Festival of Lanterns begins (4 days)
- The Night Watch in France
- JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
- CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
- CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
- NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
- RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
- CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
- TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
- NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
- SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays
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