Birthdays: George Fredrich Handel, Samuel Pepys (pronounced 'peeps'), Mayer Amschel Rothschild-1743- founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, Victor Fleming, W.E.B. DuBois, Johnny Winter, Peter Fonda, William Shirer, Allan MacLeod Cormack-inventor of the CAT Scan, Kelly MacDonald, Tom Bodet, Neal McDonough, Kristin Davis is 54, Dakota Fanning is 25.
1871- C.B. Stone, the mayor of Seattle, embezzled the town’s treasury, $15,000, and skipped town.
1892- Rudolph Diesel patented the Diesel Engine.
1898- French writer Emile Zola was arrested and charged with libel for his J'Accuse newspaper article that exposed the cover up of the Dreyfus Scandal. He jumped bail and fled to England until the scandal brought down the government.
1927- animator Les Clark began work at the Walt Disney Studio. He was the first of Walt’s Nine Old Men.
1935- Walt Disney Mickey & Donald cartoon "The Band Concert." This was the first color Mickey Mouse cartoon.