Algonquin warriors killed 347 English settlers from the Jamestown colony in what is now Virginia in 1622. The first international Rugby Union match between England and France was played at the Parc des Princes in Paris in 1906. It was a 35-8 victory for the English. Valery Polyakov returned to Earth in 1995, after a record-setting 438 days in space.
Born today: Anthony VanDyck (1599-1641), Marcel Marceau (1923-2007), William Shatner (1931), George Benson (1943), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), Fanny Ardant (1949) and Lena Olin (1955).