Rosie O'Donnell 1962 - Comedian, actress
- 1851 - Emperor Tu Duc ordered that Christian priests be put to death.
- 1857 - An earthquake hit Tokyo killing about 107,000.
- 1925 - The state of Tennessee enacted the Butler Act. It was a law that made it a crime for a teacher in any state-supported public school to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the Bible's account of man's creation.
- 1963 - Alcatraz Island, the federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, CA, closed.
- 1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced to the U.S. Olympic Team that they would not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a boycott against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
- 1982 - The United States, U.K. and other Western countries condemned the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
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