Guglielmo Marconi received the first transAtlantic radio signal at St. Johns, Newfoundland, in 1901. Delhi replaced Calcutta as the capital of India in 1911. Father Flanagan founded Boys Town, Nebraska, in 1917. Jomo Kenyatta became the first President of Kenya in 1964. Rhodesia changed its name to Zimbabwe in 1979. A three-train crash at Clapham Junction killed 35 people and injured 500 in 1988.
Born today: Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), Edvard Munch (1863-1944), Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), Connie Francis (1938), Dionne Warwick (1940), Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), Tom Wilkinson (1948), Bill Nighy (1949) and our very own Hank Scorpio (1965) and scherfig (1960-something).