This Day In History
The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets.
Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer (d. 1899)
Georges Bizet, French composer (d. 1875)
John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)
Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)
Richard E. Byrd, American explorer (d. 1957)
James Carville, American political strategist and commentator
Chely Wright, American country music artist