1322 - Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence.
1773 - Revolutionary War: Britain's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
1912 - While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, former president Theodore Roosevelt is shot by saloonkeeper William Schrank. With a fresh flesh wound and the bullet still in him, Roosevelt still delivers his scheduled speech.
1947 - Chuck Yeager flies a Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound, the first man to do so in level flight.
1994 - The movie Pulp Fiction opens in theaters.
2003 - Steve Bartman became notorious when Bartman interfered the pop flyball during the Game 6 of 2003 NLCS (Chicago Cubs against Florida Marlins).
1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and President of the United States
1958 - Thomas Dolby, British musician
1983 - Vanessa Lane, American porn star
1959 - Errol Flynn, Australian actor
Turns out that on my birthday in 2005 - Daniel Craig, as wussy of a man as ever walked the earth, dishonered the legacy of those before him when he was announced to be the sixth actor to appear in an official James Bond film, Casino Royale.
This came, incidently, two years to the day after the 2003 death of Patrick Dalzel-Job, the English soldier who was the inspiration for James Bond and as real a man as ever walked the earth.