1306 - Robert the Bruce crowned king of Scotland.
1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
1911 – Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967) He was convicted of the murder November 24, 1963. He shot Oswald two days after Osie was arrested for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He successfully appealed the conviction and death sentence, but died of lung cancer before his next trial. At least that is what “they" say. The truth is out there.
1913 - Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens in New York.
1918- Howard Cosell, American sports journalist. (d. 1995)
1947 –Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight). He changed his middle name to Hercules? Here is more on his fight with Georgie Porgy.
1966 - Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album. It was later pulled when it became known the “meat” was real butchered babies.
1998 – Steve Schiff, United States Congressman (b. 1947) was our United States House of Representatives, representing the first district of New Mexico from 1989 until his death in 1998. Local! He received a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and was an assistant city attorney for Albuquerque, until his entering Congress. He was a Republican. He died of Squamous Cell Carcinoma.