Jamestown colony established, 1607
Assassination of Henri IV of France, 1610
Smallpox vaccination, 1796
Surrender of the Netherlands to Germany, 1940

Happy birthday to:
Thomas Gainsborough, Timothy Dwight, Otto Klemperer, Sidney Bechet, Oona O'Neill Chaplin, Bobby Darin, David Byrne, Cate Blanchett

Happy trails to:
Carl Schurz, August Strindberg, Sidney Bechet (Yes- born AND died on the same day; 1897-1959), Frank Sinatra, Wendy Hiller, Robert Stack.