This Day In History
Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
In England, The Football League, the world's oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter (d. 1641)
Randolph Caldecott, British artist and illustrator (d. 1886)
Chico Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1961)
Louis L'Amour, American author (d. 1988)
Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
William Shatner, Canadian actor
1946 Rudy Rucker, American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, and philosopher; one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement
Andrew Lloyd Webber, English theatre composer
Reese Witherspoon, American actress