Birthdays: Socrates, Pancho Villa, Thomas Chippendale -furniture maker, not male strip club owner, Igor Stravinsky, Little child archduchess Anastasia Romanov, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Dean Acheson, Bill Moyers is 82, Hopalong Cassidy, Tony Richardson, Kenny G., Lancelot Ware the founder of Mensa, Spaulding Gray, Ron Livingston is 47, Mark Wahlberg is 43
1876- At the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, Americans first discovered an exotic new food- Bananas.
1964 - Davie Jones & King Bees debut "I Can't Help Thinking About Me," The group disbanded but Davie Jones went on to success after changing his name to David Bowie.
1998- Walt Disney’s Mulan premiered.
1998- Reuters and ABC News erroneously reported the death of 96 year old Bob Hope. Arizona Congressman Robert Stump announced the comedian’s death on the floor of the House, to the great surprise of Bob Hope who was eating breakfast while watching TV at the time. Bob Hope lived four more years, dying at age 100.