The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was founded in 1536. The first Groundhog Day was celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in 1887. Queen Victoria's funeral occurred on this date in 1901. And James Joyce's Ulysses was published in 1922.
Born today: Nell Gwynne (1650-1687), James Joyce (1882-1941). Jascha Haifetz (1901-1987), Ayn Rand (1905-1982), Valéry Giscard-d'Estaing (1926), Les Dawson (1931-1993), David Jason (1940), Graham Nash (1942) and Eva Cassidy (1963-1996).