Owain Glyndwr was declared Prince of Wales in 1400. Homesteaders poured into the Cherokee Strip in what is now Oklahoma as part of the largest land rush in US history in 1893. The Wall Street Bombing of 1920 killed 38 people. Juan Perón was deposed in 1955. Between 2500-3500 Palestinian and Lebanese civilians were killed in the Sabra and Shatila Massacre of 1982.
Born today: Jean Arp (1886-1966), H.A. Rey (1898-1977), Lauren Bacall (1924) and B.B. King (1925). It is Independence Day in Mexico and Papua New Guinea.