Macbeth, king of Scotland, was killed by Malcolm Canmore.
Proctor & Gamble Company introduced Crisco vegetable shortening.
Aviator Wiley Post and actor Will Rogers were killed in a plane crash.
The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood.
The Indian Independence Bill created the two independent states of India and Pakistan.
South Korea became the Republic of Korea.
Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York.
A car bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killed 29 people. It was the deadliest act of violence in more than 30 years of "Troubles."
Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own.