This Day In History
Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.
Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.
STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician (d. 1585)
Angelo Secchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1878)
George Washington Goethals, American army engineer (d. 1928)
William James Mayo, American physician (d. 1939)
George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and pioneering aviator (d. 1944)
Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (d. 1967)
Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)
Frank Loesser, American composer (d. 1969)
Slim Pickens, American actor (d. 1983)
Ray Harryhausen, American filmmaker
Amanda Donohoe, British actress
Quintin Demps, American football player
* - Uncle Devin: It's an iBook G4, 2004-ish.