456 – The Visigoths under king Theodoric II, acting on orders of the Roman emperor Avitus, invade Iberia with an army of Burgundians, Franks and Goths, led by the kings Chilperic I and Gondioc.
816 – King Louis the Pious is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Stephen IV at Reims.
1550 – Founding of Concepción, Chile.
1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1789 – French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI of France about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
1813 – Battle of the Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British and kill Shawnee leader Tecumseh.
1864 – Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.
1905 – Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
1911 – The Kowloon-Canton Railway commences service between Kowloon and Canton.
1947 – The first televised White House address is given by Harry Truman.
1948 – The Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.
1962 – The Beatles’ first single, “Love Me Do” backed with “P.S. I Love You”, is released in the United Kingdom.
1982 – Chicago Tylenol murders: Johnson & Johnson initiates a nationwide product recall in the United States after several bottles in Chicago are found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.
1377 – Louis II of Naples (d. 1417)
1717 – Marie Anne de Mailly, French mistress of Louis XV of France
1829 – Chester A. Arthur, general, lawyer, 21st president of the USA
1882 – Robert H. Goddard, American physicist, engineer, and academic
1892 – Remington Kellogg, American zoologist and paleontologist (d. 1969)
1902 – Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1984)
1936 – Václav Havel, Czech poet, playwright, prisoner and first President of the Czech Republic
1958 – Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author
578 – Justin II, Byzantine emperor (b. 520)
1056 – Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1017)
1112 – Sigebert of Gembloux, French monk, historian, and author
1813 – Tecumseh, American tribal leader (b. 1768)
1941 – Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1856)
1942 – Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer (b. 1861)
1983 – Earl Tupper, inventor and businessman, founded the Tupperware Corporation (b. 1907)
1986 – James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician and computer scientist
1996 – Seymour Cray, engineer and businessman, founded CRAY Inc
2004 – Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2011 – Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. and Pixar (b. 1955)