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Today's Birthdays

1984: Ryan O'Donohue, born in Pomona, California, actress, Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back
1983: Jessica Lynch, born in Palatine, West Virginia, former Private First Class in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps, captured by Iraqis, recovered by special ops forces
1980: Marne Patterson, born in Sherman Oaks, California, actress, Nicole-Something So Right
1980: Jordana Brewster, born in Panama, actress, Nikki Graves-As the World Turns
1979: Sean Fox, actor, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Calendar Girl
1977: Tom Welling, American Actor
1976: Sarah Tueting, ice hockey goalie, USA, 1998 Olympics
1975: Jabbar Threats, defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1975: Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica 1996
1973: Mark Davis, NBA guard and forward, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves
1973: Tracy Kathleen Hayes, born in Wheaton, Illinois, Miss America, Illinois-5th-1996
1973: Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado 1997
1972: Francisco Cordova, born in Veracruz, Mexico, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
1972: Natrone Means, NFL running back, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars
1972: Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard, Scottish Claymores, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1971: Marc Andreessen, American Businessman
1971: Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets
1970: Debra Wilson, American Comedian
1968: Curtis Jones, American Musician
1968: Ahmed Elmaghraby, born in Suez, Egypt, U.S. field hockey forward 1996 Olympics
1967: Matt Peterson, born in Chicago, Illinois, Nike golfer, 1992 Hawkeye Open-7th
1967: Klaus Merk, born in Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender, Team Germany 1998
1966: Andrea Temesvari, born in Budapest, Hungary, tennis star, 1985 U.S. Clay Courts
1965: Kevin James, born in Stony Brook, New York, actor, comedian, appeared on ''The Late Show with David Letterman', films include, 'Hitch', 'Grown Ups', '50 First Dates'
1964: Tod Bass, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
1963: Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman, Team Austria 1998
1963: Bill Wennington, NBA center, Chicago Bulls
1963: Jet Li, born in Beijing, China, Li Lianjie, Chinese martial artist, actor, international film star, appeared in Lethal Weapon 4, with Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom, Wushu champion, studied Changquan, among other arts
1962: Michael Damian, born in San Diego, singer, Rock on, actor, Young and Restless
1962: Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker, Hipsway
1961: Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer 1984 Olympics silver
1961: Mike Francis, born in Florence, Italy, Michele Francesco Puccioni, singer, composer, known for Survivor, a 1982 disco hit, recorded ten studio albums during his career, last album, 'The Very Best of Mike Francis'
1961: Nancy Scranton, born in Centralia, Illinois, golfer, 1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic
1961: Joan Chen, born in Shanghai, China, actress, Heaven and Earth
1960: Roger Taylor, rock drummer, Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf
1959: Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer, 1989 Downs District Champ
1958: Giancarlo Esposito, actor, Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of New York
1958: Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
1956: Koo Stark, Kathleen Dee-Anne, photographer/actress, Emily
1952: Popo Simon Molefe, Secretary-General, South Africa UDF
1951: John Battle, born in Bradford, England, politician, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Leeds West, attended University of Leeds
1951: Lynne Jones, born in Birmingham, England, British politician, Labour party, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak
1950: Peter Schaufuss, director of ballet, Deutsche Opera Berlin
1950: Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist, Champaign
1949: Jimmy Hall, rocker, Wet Willie
1948: Stevie Nicks, California, rocker/druggie, Fleetwood Mac-Rumours
1948: Gerry Sikorski, Representative-D-Minnesota 1983 - 1993
1948: Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent, National Geographic Explorer
1947: Donna Elizabeth De Varona, born in Greenwich, Connecticut, swimmer, Olympic-2 gold-64
1947: Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser
1945: Richard Armitage, American Politician
1945: V K Ramaswamy, cricketer, Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup
1944: Martha Rockwell, born in Providence, Rhode Island, skier, Mount Washington
1944: David O'Brien Martin, born in New York, Representative-R-New York 1981 - 1983 and 1983 - 1993
1943: Claudine Auger, Miss France, 1958, actress, Thunderball
1943: Gary Wright, singer, dream weaver, Spooky Tooth-It's All About
1942: Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1942: Claudine Auger, Paris, France, Miss France, 1958, actress, Thunderball
1942: Bobby Rydell, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, rock singer, Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie
1940: Giorgio Moroder, born in Ortisei, Italy, composer, Let it Ride, Cat People, Top Gun
1939: Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
1938: Duane Eddy, born in Phoenix, Arizona, country singer, Peter Gunn, Cannonball
1937: Robert Boozer, born in Omaha, Nebraska, basketball player 1960 Olympics gold
1936: Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge
1934: J Micheal McCloskey, environmentalist/chairman, Sierra Club
1933: Carol Burnett, born in San Antonio, Texas, comedian/actress, Annie, 4 Seasons
1930: Justin Gosling, principal, St. Edmund Hall Oxford
1930: Roger Moens, born in Belgium, 800m runner 1960 Olympics silver
1930: Derek Waring, actor, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country
1928: Hertha Kraftner, writer
1928: Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep, Independent
1927: Jack Douglas, comedian, My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show
1927: Anne McLaren, biologist/zoologist/actress, Things to Come
1926: Anton PO Ekstrom, Swedish writer, Summer Dances
1926: David Coleman, sports commentator
1926: Michael Joughin, CEO, Scottish Hydro-Electric
1926: Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner for the New York Giants
1926: Oldrich Frantisek Korte, composer
1924: Russell Nype, born in Zion, Illinois, singer and actor, Burton Farley-Dorothy
1923: Oliver Millar, Surveyor, Queen's Pictures
1922: James Holt, medieval historian
1922: Jeanne Sauve, 1st female Governor-General, Canada, 1984-90
1922: Margaret Scott, founder, Australian Ballet School
1922: Mike Kellin, Hartford, Connecticut, actor, Honestly Celeste, Fitz and Bones
1922: Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
1922: Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor
1921: Margaret Gowing, professor, history, science
1921: Harry Knutton, Major-General/director-general, London City and Guilds Institute
1921: Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
1920: Juan .C Lampe, Aruba, pianist/composer
1918: Stafford Repp, born in California, actor, Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road
1918: Fanny Blankers-Koen, Holland, 100m/200m dash, hurdler, Olym-gold-1948
1918: Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar, Leeds University
1917: I. M. Pei, born in Canton, China, architect, 1961 Brunner Prize
1917: Sal "The Barber" Maglie, pitcher, New York Giants, 8th best won-lost pct
1916: Morris L. West, born in Australia, novelist, Shoes of the Fisherman
1916: Morris West, Australian Writer
1916: Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer
1916: Dorothy Salisbury Davis, American Writer
1914: Charlie Chester, British comedian, Never Say Die
1914: James William Rouse, U.S. builder, shopping malls/Columbia, Maryland
1914: Horace Leonard Gold, Sci-Fi writer/editor
1914: James Rouse, American Businessman
1914: Bernard Malamud, U.S., novelist, Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967
1914: Wilfred Howard Mellers, composer
1912: A[lfred] E[lton] van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author, Wizard of Linn
1911: Marianne Hoppe, Rostock Germany, Bei Thea, Liebrauen
1910: Ernst Tittel, composer
1910: Johan Doorn, Dutch journalist/resistance fighter, Orange Newspaper
1910: Tomoyuki Tanaka, director, Godzilla
1910: Erland von Koch, composer
1909: Richard Howorth, cricketer, English all-rounder, three county doubles
1907: Theun de Vries, writer, February; PC Hooft prize 1981
1906: Gracie Allen, Mrs. George Burns, comedienne, George Burns Show
1906: Leopold Spinner, composer
1905: Charles K. Feldman, Gould, New York City, producer, Casino Royale
1905: Denis O'Dea, born in Dublin, actor, Esther and the King, Treasure Island
1905: Jean Vigo, born in France, actor and director, Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante
1904: William "Count" Basie, jazz pianist, Policy Man, Blazing Saddles
1904: Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, archbishop, Montreal
1903: Niven Busch, U.S. screenwriter, Postman Always Rings Twice
1903: Geoffrey Worthington, Air vice-marshall
1900: James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor, Rob Roy 1953
1900: Douglas Sirk, director, Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje
1900: Charles Francis Richter, American Scientist
1900: Charles Richter, born in Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist, Richter scale
1899: Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Texas, actor, Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail
1898: Eddie Eagan, born in Denver, boxer, bobsledder, Gold Medals 1920, 1932 Olympics
1898: John Grierson, documentary film maker
1898: Vicente Aleixandre, born in Spain, writer, Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977
1897: Olga Chekova, born in Russia, actress, Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children
1894: Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy Fuhrer, only prisoner at Spandau
1893: Anita Loos, author, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
1890: Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, U.S. actor and director, My Old Dutch
1889: Ludwig Wittgenstein, born in Austria, philosopher, Tractatus
1888: Aleksandr Mikhailov, born in U.S.S.R., astronomer
1886: William L. Dawson, born in Albany, Georgia, Representative-D-Illinois 1943 - 1970
1886: Ma Rainey, Gertrude Pridgett, "Mother of the Blues", U.S. blues singer
1884: Harry Sothern, actor, Dr. Huer-Buck Rogers
1880: Mikhail Fokine, born in Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
1879: Owen Williams Richardson, born in England, physicist, Nobel 1928
1878: Ethel Griffies, actress, Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again
1874: J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer, one Test South Africa vs. Australia 1902
1873: Otto zur Linde, German author, Charon
1868: Robert Herrick, U.S. writer, Common lot
1868: Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher
1863: Arno Holz, born in Germany, poet, dramatist, freelance writer, wrote book of poetry 'Phantaesus'
1863: Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer/painter
1860: Alphonse M A J Ariens, Dutch pastor
1841: Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian
1839: Cyrus Hamblin, Major General Union volunteers
1836: Erminnie Adelle Platt, U.S., ethnologist, Iriquois-English Dictionary
1834: Horatio Richmond Palmer, composer
1834: Artemus Ward, Charles Farrar Browne, humorist
1827: Charles Edward Hovey, Major General Union volunteers
1822: Frederick Law Olmsted, architect/writer, designed Central Park
1822: Jan Albert van Eyken, composer/organist
1820: Alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet, Cincinnati Sentinel
1812: Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant
1808: Martha Finley, children's book author
1806: Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer
1798: Ferdinand Eugene Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher, Journal
1796: Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer
1787: Ludwig Uhland, writer
1785: John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist
1782: Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Phillip of Austria
1776: Joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer, designed civil code law book
1726: Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter
1718: Esek Hopkins, U.S., 1st commander-in-chief, U.S. Navy
1711: David Hume, English empiricist/philosopher, Treatise of Human Nature
1648: Pedro II, King of Portugal, 1683-1706
1637: Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized
1603: Francesco Nigetti, composer
1573: Marie de'Medici, Queen of France
1567: Nicolas Forme, composer
1564: William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright, Hamlet
1538: Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet, Trattato
1319: Jean II, the Good, king of France, 1350-64
121: Marcus Aurelius, born in Rome, Emperor of Rome, 161 - 180


Today in History

2011: The 25th anniversary of the disaster in Chernobyl is commemorated by the Ukraine
2011: U.S. nightly news host Katie Couric announces she will will no longer host the 'CBS Evening News'
2010: Timothy Torlot, British ambassador to Yemen, survives an attempted suicide bombing
2005: Syria withdraws troops from Lebanon, ending its 29 year military occupation
1997: "Life," opens at Barrymore Theater New York City
1996: Shaun Pollock takes 4 wkts in 4 balls for Warwickshire in B&H
1996: Sotherby ends 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
1995: Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
1995: Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
1994: Mad About You actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)
1994: Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
1994: 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr. Nomaza Paintin is 1st black South African to vote
1994: 26.9 degrees C in Prestebakke Norway (Norwegian April high temp record)
1993: NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman
1993: "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes New York City for 266 performances
1993: STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
1993: Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56
1992: Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously
1992: "Who's The Boss," final episode after 8 years on ABC TV
1992: "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 13 performances
1992: "Growing Pains," final episode on ABC TV
1992: "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 569 performances
1992: Maggie Will wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1992: Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base
1992: "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 1,018 performances
1992: "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 45 performances
1991: Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics
1991: "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
1991: 23 killed in Kansas and Oklahoma by tornadoes
1990: New York court of appeals ends 2 year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
1990: "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City for 52 performances
1990: Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters
1990: 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
1990: Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal and twists his ankle
1989: AT&T announces New Jersey's 201 area code will split into 908 and 201
1989: Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
1988: 1st TNN Viewers choice awards - Randy Travis wins in 5 categories
1988: NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
1988: New York Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
1987: "Barbara Cook: A Concert..." closes at Ambassador New York City after 13 performances
1986: France performs nuclear test
1986: Game between Angels and Twins delayed for 9 minutes by strong winds
1986: Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Marshall Holman
1986: Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl U.S.S.R. explodes, 31 die
1986: Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
1984: President Reagan visits China
1984: Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens
1983: Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
1983: Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1983: San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
1982: CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
1982: Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
1982: Gene Michael becomes New York Yankee manager for 2nd time
1982: Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
1981: Largest U.S. bank robbery in Tucson, Arizona, more than $33 million stolen
1981: "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 13 performances
1980: Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120'
1980: Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
1980: Iran begins scattering U.S. hostages from U.S. Embassy
1980: Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
1980: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978: NASA launches space vehicle S-201
1978: France sends troops to Chad
1977: New York's famed disco Studio 54 opens
1976: Pan Am begins non-stop flights New York City - Tokyo
1975: Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
1975: Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 home runs ties NL record of 11 home runs in April
1975: Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3
1974: Malta adopts constitution
1974: Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline and Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow and Upshaw
1974: Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
1973: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973: "2 Gentlemen of Verona," musical opens in London
1971: Heaviest rains ever in Bahia district of Brazil, 15" in 24 hours
1971: Turkey state of siege proclaimed
1970: "Company" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 690 performances
1969: "George M!" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 435 performances
1969: "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 110 performances
1969: Firestone World Bowling Tournament (Mercury Open) won by Jim Godman
1968: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968: Students seize administration building at Ohio State
1968: U.S. underground nuclear test, "Boxcar," 1 megaton device
1967: "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 293 performances
1967: San Marco 2 Launch (1st Equatorial Launch)
1967: KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966: Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach
1965: Ives' 4th Symphony premieres
1964: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1964: 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat San Francisco Warriors, 4 games to 1
1964: Tanganyika and Zanzibar form United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar
1962: 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
1962: Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
1962: U.S. and U.K. launch Ariel; 1st international payload
1962: Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
1961: Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961
1961: French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
1959: Cuba invades Panama
1959: Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1957: Jamestown, Virginia 350th Anniversary Festival opens
1954: Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
1954: Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva
1952: U.S. minesweeper "Hobson" rams aircraft carrier "Wasp," kills 176
1952: Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
1951: Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
1950: Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
1950: University of Miami ends William and Mary straight tennis match victories at 82
1947: "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
1945: Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason
1944: Papandreou government in Greece forms
1944: 1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down
1942: Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria
1942: Luftwaffe bombs Bath
1941: A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium for the Chicago Cubs
1941: Potatoes rationed in Holland
1938: Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks
1937: German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain
1936: Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 4th Symphony
1935: Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
1933: Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
1932: Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris
1931: Lou Gehrig hits a home run but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he and Babe Ruth tie for season
1929: 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
1928: Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
1926: Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
1926: Germany and Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty
1925: Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"
1923: English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
1920: H Shapley and H D Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae
1915: Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia
1913: Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco
1913: Sun Yet San calls for revolt against President Yuan Shikai in China
1912: 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
1907: Jamestown, Virginia Tercentenary Exposition opens
1906: 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
1905: Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
1904: Bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium forms
1900: AL opener in Cleveland draws 6,500
1893: 1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms
1890: Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
1887: Huntsville Electric Co forms to sell electricity
1865: Battle of Durham Station, North Carolina (Greensboro)
1865: Battle of Ft. Tobacco, Virginia
1865: Confederate General J E Johnston surrenders Army of Tennessee, at Durham North Carolina
1855: Composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy
1853: Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber
1841: "Bombay Gazette" begins publishing on silk
1835: Frederic Chopins "Grand Polonaise Brillante," premieres in Paris
1828: Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence
1819: Odd Fellows Lodge forms
1814: King Louis XVIII lands on Calais, from England
1803: Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France
1777: Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from New York to Ct rallying her fathers militia
1755: 1st Russian university opens (Moscow)
1721: Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated
1709: Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa
1677: Emperor Leopold I forms University of Innsbruck
1655: Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam
1654: Jews are expelled from Brazil
1607: 1st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry, Va
1564: William Shakespeare baptized
1532: Sultan Suleiman through Hungary on away to Vienna
1514: Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn
1478: Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo and kill Giuliano de'Medici
1220: German king Frederick II grants bishops sovereign rights
757: Paolo Orsini replaces his brother Pope Stephen II, as Paul I