In 1066, William the Conqueror, duke of Normandy, invaded England. In 1919, a race riot began in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2008, SpaceX launched the first privately developed spacecraft, Falcon 1, into orbit.
William S. Paley (1901-90), businessman; Ed Sullivan (1901-74), TV personality; Al Capp (1909-79), cartoonist; Marcello Mastroianni (1924-96), actor; Brigitte Bardot (1934- ), actress; Ben E. King (1938-2015), singer; Janeane Garofalo (1964- ), comedian/actress; Mira Sorvino (1967- ), actress; Naomi Watts (1968- ), actress; St. Vincent (1982- ), musician
In 1941, Ted Williams hit 6-for-8 in a doubleheader to finish the season with a batting average over .400 (.406), a feat no player since has accomplished.
Future astronaut and Senator John Glenn (D, OH) and baseball player Ted Williams served in the same unit during the Korean War.
"Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked." – Pearl S. Buck