Daddy went to Ikea and got us a jungle gym!
This Day In History
James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England.
The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Christian Ludwig, margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-1051.
A. S. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission.
Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing.
Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)
John Wesley Powell, American explorer and environmentalist (d. 1902)
Harry Houdini, (Erik Weisz), Hungarian-born magician (d. 1926)
Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
Steve McQueen, American actor (d. 1980)
Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
Nick Lowe, British musician
Alyson Hannigan, American actress