Birthday: Roman poet Ovid 43BC, Napoleon’s son Napoleon II "l'Aiglon" The eaglet, Henryk Ibsen, Lauritz Melchior, Ray Goulding, Mr. Rogers, Bobby Orr, , B.F. Skinner, Pat Riley, Sir Michael Redgrave, Edgar Buchanan, Holly Hunter is 61, William Hurt is 69, Sheldon "Spike" Lee is 61, Carl Reiner is 96, animator Chris Wedge is 61
1841- Edgar Allen Poe's The Murder's in the Rue Morgue first published in Graham’s Magazine. Called the first true detective novel, Poe's detective C. Auguste Dupin was inspired by a real French sleuth named Jules Vinquoc who used disguises and scientific technique to solve crimes the Paris police could not handle. Dupin was the inspiration for Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot.
1903- Henri Matisse exhibits at the Salon des Independents in Paris.
1931- Cantors Kosher deli opened in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles.
1943-MGM's "Dumb Hounded" the first Droopy Cartoon.
1969-John Lennon married Yoko Ono on the Rock of Gibraltar.
1991- In 1955 Walt Disney recorded Peggy Lee to sing “He’s a Tramp” for the film Lady and the Tramp. For that she was paid $3,500. This day a judge ordered the Walt Disney Company to pay Peggy Lee $3.8 million for the songs she wrote and performed in the film. This additional income was from videocassette sales for a re-issue of the soundtrack.