This Day In History
Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
The USS Ranger is launched, the first US Navy ship to be designed and built as an aircraft carrier.
The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
Don José de San Martín, Argentine military commander (d. 1850)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)
Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (d. 1921)
Zeppo Marx, American actor (d. 1979)
Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (d. 1995)
Larry Gelbart, American comedy writer (d. 2009)
George Harrison, English musician (d. 2001)
Alexis Denisof, American actor
Sean Astin, American actor
James and Oliver Phelps, English actors