1761 – the English novelist, Samuel Richardson and author of ‘Pamela’ and ‘Clarissa’ passes away at Parson’s Green, Middlesex.
1776 – America’s Declaration of Independence adopted – more of this later.
1829 – in England the first regular scheduled bus service was introduced in London by George Shillibeer
1900 – Louis Armstrong entered this world as he was born in New Orleans – now, where else could he have entered this world?
1928 – balancing male and female arrivals – on this Wednesday one Gina Lollobrigida was born in Subiaco, Italy