folks were born:
1422 • William Caxton, “the father of English printing,” is born. Caxton was not a particularly talented printer, but he did bring Dutch “old style” typefaces to England.
1666 • William Wotton, English scholar, chiefly remembered for his involvement in The Battle of the Books. (go wiki it, it’s kinda dusty but readable)
1802 • Nikolaus Lenau, Hungarian/German/Austrian poet
1961 • Tom Perrotta, American novelist
1970 • Will Clarke, American novelist
1918 • Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.