1770 – Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef. If one has to run aground anywhere, I think this is a good place to do it. This is on my must-see list of places to visit.
1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place. I'm sure this will be of interest to Tony and probably no one else, but what the hey, I aim to please each and every one of my readers.
1895 – Hattie McDaniel, American actress (d. 1952) - Oscar winner for her performance as Mammy in Gone With the Wind. For me, she nearly stole the movie away from Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable--nearly.
1921 – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II.
1922 – Judy Garland, American musical actress (d. 1969) - For me, Judy will live forever. I'm now watching The Wizard of Oz with my granddaughter.