The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “537 – The Hagia Sophia is completed” and the most recent is “2009 – Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.”
A few other things that also occurred on this day are:
1900 – For the first (of many to come) time Carrie Nation uses a hatchet to wreck a saloon.
1947 – Debut episode of “Howdy Doody.”
1979 – Soviet Union invades Afghanistan.
Happy birthday to David Knopfler, Mick Jones, Michael Pinder, and John Amos.