Birthdays: Lyman Frank Baum, Claudio Monteverdi, Richard Avedon, James Mason, Joseph Cotten, George Brett, Jasper Johns, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Jean Renoir, Richard Daley Sr., Trini Lopez, Charles Lamont, director of Abbott & Costello Go to Mars, country singer Eddy Arnold, Chaz Palmintieri is 66, Lainie Kazan is 78, Joe Grant
1703- Charles Perrault died.Perrault 1628-1703 was a retired minister to French King Louis XIV, who wrote stories for children under the title Mother Goose. He created Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots.
1863- Edouard Manet first displayed his Dejeuner sur l’Herbeat the Salon des Refuses in Paris. The painting is of two modern clothed men having a picnic with two nude women by a river bank. The women aren’t mythical goddesses or muses but just bare, naked ladies. This shocked Paris society and Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugene called it “Immodest and obscene”. Its revolutionary simple subject matter heralded the rise of Impressionism.
1874- Mexican Bandito Turbico Vasquez hanged. His last words were “Pronto!” The wild hills north of Newhall California where he hid out are today named in his honor-Vasquez Rocks. They are the site of numerous film shoots like original Star Trek episodes.
1903- While on a tour of Yosemite, President Teddy Roosevelt slipped away from his entourage to camp out alone under the stars with naturalist John Muir.
1905- From a public auction of railroad land, the town of Las Vegas Nevada founded.
1927- The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel opened for business. Named in honor of Teddy Roosevelt.
1946- The first Tommy’s Burger stand opened in Los Angeles.
1963 - Peter, Paul & Mary won their first Grammy for, “If I Had a Hammer”.
1967- Paul McCartney first met his first wife Linda Eastman.
1968 - Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on the Johnny Carson Show to promote
Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host.
1970 – The Beatles' last album, "Let It Be," is released in US