Birthdays: Roman Emperor Augustus, Josephine Bonaparte, Alan Turing, Bob Fosse, James Levine, Dan Ogilvy of Ogilvy & Mather, Joss Whedon, Dr Alfred Kinsey the sex researcher, Edward VIII, aka the Duke of Windsor, Selma Blair, Justice Clarence Thomas, Frances MacDormand is 60
1868- Christopher Latham Scholes patents the typewriter. In 1873, he sold his patent to the Remington Company who had made rifles. In 1874 Mark Twain secretly admitted to a friend that he enjoyed writing on the newfangled technology.
1944- Franklin Roosevelt's last fireside chat on the radio.
1963- In Disneyland the Enchanted Tiki Room opened with the first animatronics (the birds).
1976- Work completed on Toronto’s CN Tower. Called the world’s tallest free-standing structure.
1979- The Knack released the single My Sharona.
1989- Tim Burton’s film " Batman" opened.
1989- Disney’s Honey I Shrank the Kids opened with the Roger Rabbit short Tummy Trouble.