In 1566, the French astrologer and seer Nostradamus dies. In 1778, the famous French writer and philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau dies. His political ideas influenced the French Revolution.
In 1896, the American writer Harriet Beecher-Stowe, best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, which was published in 1852 and is a sharp criticism of a black slavery in the United States, dies.
In 1810, the Slovenian-Croatian poet Stanko Vraz is born. In 1893 in South Africa the 995 carat diamond Excelsior is discovered, which up till then was the largest in the world.
In 1793, the Czech technician Josef Ressel, who patented the ship propeller, is born. In 1883, the Italian politician, head of the fascist party and dictator Benito Mussolini is born.
In 1586 Primož Trubar dies. He was the Protestant reformer, most known as the author of the first Slovene language printed book.
In 1862 Johann Puch, the Austrian automotive inventor of Slovenian descent, is born. In 1880, the American writer Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf from birth, is born.
In 1483 Richard III is crowned King of England. In 1810, the French balloonist Joseph Michel Montgolfier, who along with his brother Jacques Etienne invented the first usable hot air balloon, dies.
In 1903, the British novelist and essayist George Orwell is born. His best known work is a pessimistic novel about the future titled 1984.
in 1509 Henry VIII is crowned King of England. In 1692 the town of Kingston in Jamaica is founded. I n 1717 in London the first Masonic lodge is founded.
In 1763, Josephine de Beauharnais, who in 1796 married Napoleon Bonaparte and became Empress of France, is born.