Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.
William Booth formed the Salvation Army in London, England.
The bikini swimsuit made its debut at a Paris fashion show.
Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right,” his first commercial record.
Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors.
Dolly, the first sheep cloned from adult cells, was born.
Baseball great Ted Williams died.
Pronunciation: [far´ugut] 1801–70, American admiral, born near Knoxville, Tenn.
P. T. Barnum
political leader (1911)