- 1964 Dutchman Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
Dutch East India Company ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia
On this day in 1616
The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
On this day in 1938