Witiges, King of the Ostragoths, ended his siege of Rome in 538. Andrew Watson became the first black man to play in an international football match in 1881, when he played in Scotland's 6-1 victory over England. Moscow became the capital of Russia again, after St. Petersburg had that designation for 215 years. Mahatma Gandhi began the Salt March to Dandi in 1930 and the Church of England ordained its first female priests in 1994.
Born today: Richard Steele (1672-1729), Thomas Arne (1710-1778), Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950), Gordon McRae (1921-1986), Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), Al Jarreau (1940), and Pete Doherty (1979).