393 Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor.
909 John of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies.
971 War elephant corps of the Southern Han defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops; Southern Han state forced to submit to the Song Dynasty. 1st regular war elephant corps in Chinese army
1265 1st English Parliament not summoned by the monarch formally convened (some authorities)
1368 In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
1897 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Abbey Grange" (BG)
1897 Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.
1975 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
1976 Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide
1976 Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5
1976 The Provisional Irish Republican Army truce of February 1975 is officially brought to an end
1976 The results to U.S. advice columnist Ann Landers' question (if they could do it all over, would parents still become parents) state that 70% of 10,000 responding parents were negative about being parents
1977 $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris