Hadrian's Wall was begun in 122. Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner in 1812. The temperature in Al Aziziyah, Libya, hit 57.8°, the highest ever recorded, in 1922.
Born today: Claudette Colbert (1903-1996), Bill Monroe (1911-1996), Roald Dahl (1916-1990), Mel Tormé (1925-1999), Oscar Arias (1940), Shane Warne (1969) and Goran Ivanisevic (1971).
It is Grandparents' Day in the United States.