Cousin Catlin Schurr
This Day In History
Second Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus's army.
The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
War of Jenkins' Ear starts: Prime Minister Robert Walpole reluctantly declares war on Spain.
The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris, France.
The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which is serialized in the weekly comics magazine Spirou.
Apple announces the iPod.
Johann Bernhard Staudt, Austrian Jesuit composer (d. 1712)
Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)
Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer (d. 1848)
Robert Bridges, English poet (d. 1930)
John Heisman, American football player and coach (d. 1936)
Marjorie Flack, American children's author (d. 1958)
Johnny Carson, American television host (d. 2005)
Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician
Pelé, Brazilian footballer
Michael Crichton, American writer (d. 2008)
Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born director
Sam Raimi, American film director
"Weird Al" Yankovic, American musical parodist
Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor
Amandla Stenberg, American actress