536 B.C. – Buddha (Gautama Shakyamuni Buddha) was born in India.
1834 – Cornelius Lawrence became the first mayor to be elected by popular vote in a city election. The voters of New York City decided to make him mayor.
1873 – Alfred Paraf of New York City patented the first successful oleomargarine.
1892 – Silent movie star Mary Pickford was born in Toronto, Canada.
1953 – Jomo Kenyatta, leader of the Kenyan independence movement, was convicted by Kenya’s British rulers of leading the extremist Mau Mau in their violence against White settlers and the colonial government.
1974 – Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record by collecting his 715th home run at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium. Aaron finished his career two years later with 755 home runs; a record that still stands.