1593 – Richard Hooker presented the manuscript copy of his treatise The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity to the Lord Chancellor, Lord Burleigh.
1619 – Richard Burbage, a fellow in Shakespeare’s acting company The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later The King’s Men, dies.
1868 – Russian social realist Maxim Gorki (a nom de plume meaning “the bitter one”) (d. 1936)
1885 – Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado was performed for the first time at the Savoy Theater.
1889 – Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s Miss Julie (Froken Julie) premiered in Copenhagen
1891 – Henrik Ibsen’s play Ghosts, dealing with venereal disease, opens in London to unveiled abuse.
1892 – Janet Flanner, (d. 1978) the New Yorker columnist in Paris (under the name Gen’t) in the expatriate years between the war.
1919 – Max Shulman, a Hollywood screenwriter and novelist, (d. 1988)
1975 – Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year premiered in NYC.
1990 – Austrian born psychoanalyst committed suicide. i just think that’s ironic as all hell.
1992 – the Soviet newspaper Pravda (Truth) suspended publication.