The Medicis were appointed official bankers for the Vatican in 1412. Ivan IV (the Terrible) became Tsar of Russia in 1547. Ernest Shackleton's expedition found the magnetic South Pole in 1909. The United States started bombing Iraq, beginning the first Gulf War in 1991. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf became President of Liberia and Africa's first elected female head of state in 2006.
There is not one single sleb birthday worth the effort of typing.
It is National Religious Freedom Day here in the United States.