Oronce Fine, French mathematician, was born, He refined the precision to which the constant pi was known to 3+11/78 .
Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)
Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet
Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91
J Hartley Manners Peg O My Heart, premieres in NYC
Paul Claudels LAnnonce Faite … Marie, premieres in Paris