Flavius Aetius defeated Attila the Hun in the Battle of Chalons in 451. Galileo Galilei was brought to trial before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 1633 for stating that the Earth orbits the sun. The first Cannes Film Festival was held in 1946 and Shrub declared war on terror during a joint session of Congress in 2001.
Born today: Upton Sinclair (1878-1968), Jelly Roll Morton (1885-1941), Jay Ward (1920-1989) and Sophia Loren (1934).
Eid al-Fitr begins at sunset, so Eid mobarak, everybody!