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This Day In History
Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.*
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
Operators of Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down.
President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (d. 1517)
Teresa of Avila, Spanish Carmelite nun and saint (d. 1582)
Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist (d. 1864)
Saint John Nepomucene Neumann, Bohemian-born American bishop and Roman Catholic saint (d. 1860)
Frederick Pabst, American brewer (d. 1904)
August "Gussie" Anheuser Busch, Jr., American brewer and baseball executive (d. 1989)
Ken Howard, American actor
Reba McEntire, American singer and actress
Nick Frost, English comedian and actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
* - Pillage, then burn.