Jadwiga was crowned King of Poland in 1384. Prettiest king ever, so they say. Pizarro captured the Inca emperor Atahualpa in 1532. Fyodor Dostoevsky was sentenced to death for anti-government activities in 1849, though the sentence was later commuted to life at hard labour. Benazir Bhutto was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988.
Born today: W.C. Handy (1873-1958), Alexander Blok (1880-1921), Chinua Achebe (1930), Griff Rhys Jones (1953), Frank Bruno (1961), Diana Krall (1964) and Paul Scholes (1974).
It is the International Day for Tolerance, so get out there and tolerate things!