- ---the 238th anniversary of Paul Revere's ride
---the 107th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906
---the 90th anniversary of the opening of Yankee Stadium (my paternal grandfather was in attendance that day)
---the 75th anniversary of the publication of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman
---the 67th anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the International Court of Justice in the Hague
---the birthday of Lucrezia Borgia, Thomas Middleton, Clarence Darrow, Carl Burgos, Hayley Mills, James Woods, Eric Roberts, Susan Faludi, Jane Leeves, Jeff Dunham, Eric McCormack, Conan O'Brien, Camille Coduri, David Hewlett, Maria Bello, Princess Sayako of Japan, David Tennant, Rico Brogna, Miguel Cabrera, and lots of other cool folks
It's also Invention Day in Japan, which is kinda cool.
(More stuff on Wikipedia....)