Pompey the Great was assassinated on order of King Ptolemy in 48 BC. Wenceslas was murdered by his brother, Boleslaus in 935. William the Conqueror landed at Bulverhythe in 1066. And this day in 1928 was a good one for people with infections, but a bad one for British stoners. Alexander Fleming noticed bacteria-killing mould growing in his laboratory and cannabis was outlawed in the UK.
Born today: Confucius (551-479 BC), Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), Max Schmeling (1905-2005), Peter Finch (1916-1977), Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996), Brigitte Bardot (1934) and Ben E. King (1938).