The Treaty of Ripon was signed in 1640. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was fought in 1881. Norway became independent from Sweden in 1905. The Australian government returned ownership of Uluru to the Pitjantjatjara in 1985 and the House of Lords voted to end the right of hereditary peers to vote.
Born today: Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), François Mitterand (1916-1996), Bob Hoskins (1942) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947).