Death of Abraham Ribicoff, American politician .
Saint Lucia became independent from the UK
The first Daytona 500 NASCAR race took place at Daytona Beach, Florida
Death of Maxwell Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright
Deaths of Hans & Sophie Scholl and Christopher Probst, beheaded for distributing anti Nazi literature in Munich.
President Calvin Coolidge made the first radio broadcast by a US president.
Birth of Sir John Mills, British actor .
French invade Fishguard, the last time the UK was invaded; all the invaders were captured within two days, the heroine of the event a doughty Pembrokeshire lady called Jemima Nicholas
Death of François Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, French military officer
15,000 people drowned in Germany after a storm surge that became known as the St Peter's Flood