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This Day In History
Founding of Aguascalientes.
Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships run aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drown.
The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
3,200 feet above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.
Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honor.
Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)
Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter (d. 1820)
Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)
Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (d. 1923)
Edmund Dulac, French book illustrator (d. 1953)
Curly Howard, American actor and comedian, member of the Three Stooges (d. 1952)
Derek Jacobi, English actor
Christopher Lloyd, American actor
Catherine Deneuve, French actress
Jeff Goldblum, American actor
Brian Boitano, American figure skater
Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
Sofia Vassilieva, American actress