Birthdays: Percy Shelley, Hans Christian Andersen, Nicholas Conte' 1777-inventor of the modern pencil and the conte'-crayon, Louis Armstrong, William Pater, Dr Alexander Schure, Richard Belzer, Franco Corelli, Elizabeth-England's late Queen Mum, Roger Clemens, runner Mary Decker-Slaney, Billy-Bob Thornton is 60, President Barack Obama is 53
1821- 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post -published until 1969.
1921 The Motion Picture Fund created.
1922- In honor of the passing of Alexander Graham Bell, all 13 million telephones in the United States observed three minutes of silence.
1956- Elvis Presley released his version of the Big Mama Mabel Thornton song " You Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound Dog".