From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- 585 BC – Eclipse of Thales: A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales
- 1871 - End of the Paris Commune.
- 1930 - The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
- 1940 - World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany.
- 1866 - Franz von Bayros, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1924)
- 1908 - Ian Fleming, English author of James Bond novels (d. 1964)
- 1923 - György Ligeti, Hungarian composer best known for his opera Le Grand Macabre (d. 2006)