In 1333, the Arno River flooded, causing massive damage to the city of Florence. The Newport Rising took place in 1839. Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming became the first woman to be elected governor of an American state in 1924. In 1966, the Arno again flooded, killing 113 and leaving 30,000 homeless.
Born today: Chris Difford (1954) and Lena Zavaroni (1963-1999).
It is the feast day of Our Lady of Kazan in the Russian Orthodox Church.