Napoleon escaped from Elba in 1815. The Original Dixieland Jass Band made the first ever jazz recording in 1917. A truck bomb parked under the North Tower of the World Trade Center detonated, killing six and injuring more than 1000 in 1993. Barings Bank collapsed in 1995, due to speculative trading by securities broker, Nick Leeson.
Born today: Christoper Marlowe (1564-1593), Victor Hugo (1802-1885), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), William "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846-1917), Fanny Cradock (1909-1994), Fats Domino (1928), Johnny Cash (1932-2003), Sandie Shaw (1947) and Emmanuel Adebayor (1984).