1497 – Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.
1889 – The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published.
1982 – Assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.
1994 – Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.
1838 – Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Airship Company.
1839 – John D. Rockefeller, American businessman, founded the Standard Oil Company.
1885 – Hugo Boss, German fashion designer.
1951 – Anjelica Huston, American actress
1958 – Kevin Bacon, American actor and singer.
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