Saladin captured Jerusalem in 1187. John Logie Baird performed the first test of a working greyscale television in 1925. Josemaría Escrivá founded Opus Dei in 1928. Thurgood Marshall became the first black man to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States in 1967. And in 2006, five Amish girls were killed in their school house in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. They were; Naomi Ebersol, age 7, Marian Fisher, 13, Anna Mae Stoltzfus, 12, Lena Miller 7, and Mary Miller, 8. The Amish community reacted by immediately forgiving the gunman and offering support to his family.
Born today: Richard III (1452-1485), Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Graham Greene (1904-1991), Richard Hell (1949), Sting (1951) and Phil Oakey (1955).