1120 – Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew’s death.
1534 – Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
1652 – Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris
1776 – US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain
1799 – F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59)
965 – Pope Benedict V, Italian Roman Catholic Pope (b. unknown)
973 – Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop (b. 890)
1187 – Reinoud van Châtillon, French prince of Antioch, dies
1301 – Willem II Berthout van Mechelen, bishop of Utrecht, dies in battle
1307 – Rudolf III, Duke of Austria/King of Bohemia dies
1336 – Elisabeth van Portugal, queen of Portugal/saint, dies at about 65
1551 – Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell, English politician – son of Thomas Cromwell
1826 – John Adams, American politician, 2nd President of the United States
1826 – Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer, architect, and politician, 3rd President of the United States
1831 – James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States