1513 - Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1708 - Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
1872 - The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
1991 - John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
1996 - John Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending on December 3, 2007.
2006 - Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
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1917 - Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)
1928 - Albert Salmi, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue)
1944 - Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
1962 - Peter Berg, actor (Chicago Hope)
1963 - Alex Kingston, English actress
1970 - Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
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1772 - George Reuter, composer, dies at 63
1947 - Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer, dies at 45
1962 - Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
1977 - Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
1996 - Barry Appleby, cartoonist, dies at 86
1999 - Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
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