The first reported bird strike of an aircraft happened in this year.
Today in History: Born on May 16
William Henry Seward, U.S. Secretary of State (1861-1869).
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, founder of the first U.S. kindergarten.
Johannes von Mikulicz-Radecki, Polish surgical pioneer.
Douglas Southall Freeman, journalist, historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer.
Henry Fonda, American actor (Grapes of Wrath, On Golden Pond).
Studs Terkel, author and historian.
Woody Herman, jazz bandleader.
Betty Carter, jazz singer.
Adrienne Rich, poet (Diving into the Wreck).
Olga Korbut, Olympic gymnast.