The Diet of Worms ended with the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther to be an outlaw. The Republic of Formosa was formed in 1895. Tennessee biology teacher John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution in 1925. A cyclone and storm surge killed 10,000 people in Bangladesh in 1985.
Born today: Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), Robert Ludlum (1927-2001), Ian McKellen (1939), Frank Oz (1944), Klaus Meine (1948), Paul Weller (1958), Anthea Turner (1960), Mike Myers (1963), and Lauryn Hill (1975).