1362 - A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.
1793 - French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
1868 - Refrigerator car patented by William Davis.
1897 - John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal
1970 - Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
1986 - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
1926 – O. P. Nayyar, Indian composer (d. 2007)