Death of Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born British historian of art and architecture, produced the 46-volume series ‘The Buildings of England’.
Hurricane Alicia caused 22 deaths and more than $1 billion of damage when it hit the coast of Texas.
Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel ‘Lolita’ was published in the USA (Note: it was first published in Paris in 1955).
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the ‘Thousand Islands Bridge’ over the St. Lawrence River, linking the USA and Canada.
Birth of Max Factor Jr, cosmetic manufacturer and son of the founder
Death of Honore de Balzac, writer
The Canadian Royal William left Pictou, Nova Scotia and set off for London. On this voyage it became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
Seven Years War: Battle of Lagos Bay, Portugal The British, led by Admiral Boscawen, scored a decisive victory over the French
Birth of Antonio Salieri, composer
Death of Pope Paul IV
Battle of the Spurs – English troops under Henry VIII defeat a French force at Guinegate
Death of Ghengis Khan