Events (100 years ago today): 1921 – Bessie Coleman earns her pilot's license, becoming the first female pilot of African-American descent.
Births (100 years ago today): 1921 – Erroll Garner, American pianist and composer (d. 1977)
Births (50 years ago today): 1971 – Christos Myriounis, Greek basketball player
Deaths (500 years ago today): 1521 – Tamás Bakócz, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1442)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971 – Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
Commemorations:World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
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