• 1816 – Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
• 1872 – In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
• 1877 – Tchaikovsky‘s ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
• 1933 – Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party‘s upcoming election campaign.
• 1943 – American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
• 1952 – Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
• 1959 – The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
• 1965 – Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
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