Birthdays: English King Edward VII, Confederate Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill, Stanford White, Marie Dressler, Ed Wynn, Ann Sexton, Spiro Agnew, Tommy Dorsey, Dr. Carl Sagan, Whitey Herzog, Dorothy Dandridge, Dr. Herbert Kalmus the inventor of Technicolor film, Lou Ferrigno is 64, Sisqo
1699- According to Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, this was the day ship’s doctor Lemuel Gulliver was shipwrecked on the island of Liliput.
1911-The first Neon sign illuminated.
1964- First "Wizard of Id" comic strip published.
1966- In London Beatle John Lennon went to an art exhibit and first met a Japanese avant garde photographer named Yoko Ono.
1981- The Screen Actor's Guild under President Ed Asner votes emergency moneys for striking PATCO air traffic controllers fired by the former SAG president, now U.S. President, Ronald Reagan.
1979- National Public Radio goes on the air. The first US national news show with women as anchor reporters. It was also the first news program in stereo.