On this day in 1190, Frederick I Barbarossa drowned in the River Saleph. The Battle of Glen Shiel took place on this day in 1719 and in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio. There's a meeting near you. Celebrating birthdays today: Phil the Greek, Maurice Sendak, João Gilberto, Carlo Ancelotti, Maxi Priest, Liz Hurley and David Platt. It is Dia de Camões in Portugal.
Here's João's lovely erstwhile wife, Astrud, to get your morning going: