John Ball was hanged, drawn and quartered on this date in 1381. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth was beheaded in 1685. The Rosetta Stone was discovered in Egypt in 1799 and Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered to Captain Frederick Maitland aboard the HMS Bellerophon in 1815. Celebrating birthdays today: Clive Cussler, Linda Ronstadt, Trevor Horn, Marky Ramone, Joe Satriani and David Miliband. Today is the feast day of St. Swithin in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.