Famous people born on this day: --> 1929, Audrey Hepburn, actress. Events on this day in history: --> 1626, Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons. --> 1715, French manufacturer debuts first folding umbrella -- in Paris, not Cherbourg! --> 1851, First of the major San Francisco fires. --> 1878, Phonograph shown for first time at the Grand Opera House. --> 1983, The final episode of Laverne & Shirley airs.