Born On This Day:
- Alexander the Great, 356 BC
- King Philip III Spain, 1478
- Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, 1559
- Rev. William Spooner, 1844
- Emma Lazarus, 1849
- Edward Hopper, 1882
- Rose Kennedy, 1890
- Karl Menninger, 1893
- Alexander Calder, 1898
- Steven Vincent Benet, 1898
- Edward Dahlberg, 1900
- Amy Vanderbilt, 1908
- Jason Robards, Jr., 1922
- Dan Rowan, 1922
- Bob Dole, 1923
- Margaret Whiting, 1924
- Orson Bean, 1928
- Vivien Merchant, 1929
- Oscar De La Renta, 1932
- Stanley Ralph Ross, 1937
- Terence Stamp, 1940
- Albert Brooks, 1946
- Paul Schrader, 1946
- Don Henley, 1947
- Danny Glover, 1947
- Willem Dafoe, 1955
- Rhys Ifans , 1968
- Prince George of Cambridge, 2013
Died On This Day:
- Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, 1619
- Napoleon II (King of Rome), 1832
- Florenz Ziegfeld, 1932
- John Dillinger shot dead, 1934
- Carl Sandburg, 1967
- Alan B. Shepard, 1998
- Qusay & Uday Hussein, 2003
- Estelle Getty, 2008
- Linda Christian, 2011
- 1298 - Brits beat Scots at first battle of Falkirk; Sir William Wallace's 10,200 defeated by 18,500 English.
- 1847 - Mormons enter the site of what will come to be Salt Lake City.
- 1904 - First gasoline driven Studebaker car manufactured in South Bend IN.
- 1933 - One-eyed pilot Wiley Post completes world's first round-the-world solo flight.
- 1939 - Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia appoints first Black woman judge in America - Jane Bolin.
- 1944 - Fifty Greek resistance men simultaneously hanged by Nazis in Athens.
- 1946 - World Health Organization constitution drawn.
- 1952 - Puerto Rico becomes first independent commonwealth of U.S.
- 1963 - Profumo scandal rocks Old Bailey in London; MP John Profumo consorting with prostitutes including Christine Keeler, reputed mistress of Russian spy..
- 1979 - Sony Walkman goes on sale in North America.
- 1983 - World's largest bond crash-Washington Power System defaults on $2 billion.
- 1997 - Only six months after climbing to 7,000, Dow Jones crosses 8,000 threshold for the first time.
- 2011 - Worst terrorist act in Norway history: Anders Behring Breivik kills 8 in Oslo bomb attack and 77 in shooting of summer camp teenagers on Utoya island.
- 2011 - Biggest divorce settlement in history as Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky agrees to a settlement of up to £200 million to wife Galina Besharova.
Feast Day of Saint:
- 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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