The University of Leipzig opened in 1409. The second Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed by fire in 1755. (The first had been destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703. They're apparently on the fourth one now.) Pu Yi became Emperor of China at the age of two in 1908. And Benazir Bhutto became the first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1998.
Born today: Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Maria Callas (1923-1977).
It is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.