1566 Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to a son, James, who eventually would be named the heir of Elizabeth I of England as well as succeeding Mary as ruler of Scotland
1623 Blaise Pascal mathematician/physicist/religious writer is born
1846 the first baseball game is played in Hoboken N.J. under the then more elaborate Cartwright rules.
1867 Mexican Emperor Maximillian is executed and the Republic is restored.
1905 we move west as the first Nickelodeon opens in Pittsburgh. The Film is The Great Train Robbery.
1934 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created
1940 "Brenda Starr ," first cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago.
1945 Abbot and Costello’s "whose on
first" routine premiere’s Sorry ,could not resist.
1946 First TV sports spectacular-Joe Louis vs Billy Conn on NBC. More sport firsts at sport firsts
1952 "I've Got A Secret" debuted on CBS with Garry Moore as host
1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed in Sing Sing.
1961 Kuwait gains independence from Britain.here’s more from that year.
1961 US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland’s constitution
requiring state office holders to believe in God. Torcosco Vs. Watkins
1970 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published. Before steroids there was Jim Bouton to expose sports hijinks.
1973 Dick Clark’s American Bandstand celebrates its 20thanniversary. The show featured Little Richard, Paul Revere and the Raiders and Cheech and Chong.
1973 the stage production of The Rocky Horror Show opened in London. In 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes out and quickly becomes a cult phenomenon.
1989 I.F. Stone author, dies at 81 of heart failure
1902 Guy Lombardo Canadian orchestra leader (The Royal Canadians)
1928 Nancy Marchand actress (Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant, The Sopranos)
1936 Gena Rowlands actress (Gloria, Tempest, Brinks Job)
1978 Garfield the Cat animated character "Big fat hairy deal"
1856 Elisabeth Marbury (theatrical agent, relief worker)
1865 Dame May Whitty (actress)
1896 Wallis Warfield Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
1919: Pauline Kael Pauline Kael (writer, film critic)
1945 Aung San Sun Kyi (Burmese activist, 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner)