Llewelyn ap Gruffydd was killed near Cilmeri in 1282. The citizens of Geneva repelled a surprise attack by the Duke of Savoy and Philip III of Spain in 1602. Arthur Lewis was the last person to be executed in Canada in 1962. Boris Yeltsin ordered Russian troops into Chechnya in 1994.
Born today: Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), Pérez Prado (1916-1989), Rita Moreno (1939) and our very own Bitterweed, some time in the mid-20th Century.