622 – The beginning of the Islamic calendar.
1910 – John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia.
1941 – Birth of Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska and reggae singer-songwriter.
1945 – The first atomic bomb was detonated near Los Alamos, New Mexico. Soon it would be tried out on real live people.
1951 – The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger is published for the first time by Little, Brown and Company. I know its supposed to be a classic of modern literature, but I was never able to get beyond the second chapter….