This Day In History
The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (d. 337)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (d. 1882)
Lotte Lehmann, German singer (d. 1976)
John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)
Howard Hesseman, American actor
Adam Baldwin, American actor