Louis XIV died in 1715, ending a 72 year reign. The Mission of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded in California in 1772. Martha, the world's last Passenger Pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. The Great Kanto Earthquake devastated the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama in 1923, killing 104,000 people. Germany invaded Poland in 1939.
Celebrating birthdays today: Seiji Ozawa, Lily Tomlin, Barry Gibb and Ruud Gullit. It is Knowledge Day in Russia.