Death of Sir Hugh Casson, British architect, artist and interior designer, a lead designer of the 1951 Festival of Britain, designed the interior of the royal yacht Britannia, taught the Prince of Wales to paint in watercolours
A car bomb in Omagh, N. Ireland, killed 29 people and injured 370. This was the deadliest act of violence in the 30-year history of the ‘troubles’.
Venezuelan-born terrorist Carlos the Jackal, responsible for bombings, kidnappings and hijackings across Europe, was captured in Sudan
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Football Premier League kicks off in England
First day of the Woodstock Music Festival
Woodstock Music Festival in NY State attracts 300,000 fans
Death of Blind Willie McTell, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist whose songs influenced many later artists
The Republic of Korea (South Korea) was formally established .
Korea, Republic of
Death of Paul Signac, painter
Official end to 1st World War
Panama Canal opened, the Canal cement boat Ancon making the first official transit (plans for a grand opening were cancelled due to the start of WW1)
Death of Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist
Birth of Edith Nesbit, British children’s writer and poet .
Birth of Sir Walter Scott, writer
Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte
Battle of Kilsyth
The Knights of St. John conquered the island of Rhodes, Greece, set up their headquarters there, and renamed themselves the Knights of Rhodes
Macbeth (Mac Bethad mac Findláich) murders Duncan (Donnchad mac Crínáin) and takes the throne of Scotland (d. 1057)