This Day In History
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.
President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.
Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist (d. 1593)
Francis Marion, American Revolutionary War officer (d. 1795)
Victor Hugo, French writer (d. 1885)
Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)
William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)
Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
Jackie Gleason, American actor, writer, composer, and comedian (d. 1987)
Theodore Sturgeon, American science fiction & horror author
Tony Randall, American actor (d. 2004)
Fats Domino, American musician
Johnny Cash, American musician (d. 2003)
Phyllis Eisenstein, Amercian science fiction author
Elizabeth George, American novelist