With the Marquis d’Arlandes, Pilâtre de Rozier made the first free flight in a balloon, reaching a peak altitude of about 3,000 ft and traveling about 5 1/2 mi in 20 min.
North Carolina became the 12th state.
Georgia’s Rebecca Felton was sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman U.S. Senator.
Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes opened in New York City.
For the first time since 1930, the U.S. Senate rejected a Supreme Court nominee, Clement Haynsworth.
The 18 1/2 min gap in the Richard Nixon Watergate tapes was revealed.
1694–1778, French Philosopher and Author whose name was François Marie Arouet de Voltaire.
jazz musician (1904)
baseball player (1920)
magazine publisher (1953)
singer, songwriter (1965)
football player, TV commentator (1966)
Egypt’s Boutros Boutros-Ghali was chosen to become secretary-general by the UN Security Council.