Death of Junior Wells, American musician .
Death of Meyer Lansky, Russian-born American gangster .
Birth of Gene Krupa, American jazz drummer
Birth of Edward Teller, Hungarian-born American physicist ‘Father of the Hydrogen Bomb’.
Birth of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher, the first anarchist
The British Museum opened at Montagu House, Bloomsbury, London.(Demolished in 1842, but the present museum stands on the same site)
Elizabeth I crowned