The USA took possession of Midway Atoll (also known as
). It lies in the Pacific Ocean to the north-west of Midway Island Hawaii.
100 years ago (1917) - Birth of Jack Kirby, influential American comic book artist, and writer who co-created characters including Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer, the X-Men and many more.
80 years ago (1937) - The Toyota Motor Corporation was founded as an independent company in
Japan (it began in 1933 as part of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works.)
30 years ago (1987) - Death of John Huston, American film director (The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Moby Dick, Key Largo and many more).
Tatty Birthdays today include:
Hugh Cornwell 68 – The Stranglers vocalist and guitarist (right)
LeAnn Rimes 35 – Country music superstar (below)