211– Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Biggus Dickus and Naughtius Maximus.
1703 – In Edo (Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.
LOL u r doin it rong.
1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1936 – Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
not the roller derby team. Is there one called radium girls?
1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California. Looks smashing in a beret.
1983 - Singer Karen Carpenter died at her parent’s home in Los Angeles of heart failure caused by chronic anorexia nervosa, she was 32.
1987 – Liberace went to the big piano in the sky at the age of 67, due to complications from AIDS.
2004 - Mark Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook"