In 1792, the French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy. In 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China. In 1996, the Virginia Military Institute's board voted to admit women to the school.
H.G. Wells (1866-1946), historian/novelist; Chuck Jones (1912-2002), animator; Leonard Cohen (1934- ) singer/songwriter; Henry Gibson (1935-2009), comedian/actor; Stephen King (1947- ), writer; Bill Murray (1950- ), actor; Ethan Coen (1957- ), filmmaker; Cheryl Hines (1965- ), actress; Faith Hill (1967- ), singer; Luke Wilson (1971- ), actor; Maggie Grace (1983- ), actress
In 1970, Monday Night Football was broadcast on ABC for the first time.
In his early career, best-selling author Stephen King published books under both his own name and a pen name (Richard Bachman), because publishers told him audiences wouldn't buy more than one book per year from the same writer.
"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race." – H.G. Wells