Construction of the Lal Qila in Delhi was completed in 1648. Captain Arthur Phillips set out from Portsmouth with a fleet of 11 ships in 1787 to establish a penal colony in Australia. Three children; Lucia Santos, Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto reported a vision of the Virgin Mary near Fátima, Portugal, in 1917. In 2005, Uzbek troops opened fire on a crowd protesting the imprisonment of 23 businessmen on what were believed to be trumped up charges. The official estimate of deaths is 180. Independent estimates range from 1500-5000.
Born today: Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989), Mary Wells (1943-1992), Armistead Maupin (1944), Stevie Wonder (1950) and that creepy looking guy from that Twilight movie (1986).