1573 English architect Inigo Jones was born.
1799 The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by Captain Pierre-François Bouchard.
1823 A fire destroyed the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
1919 Irish author and philosopher Iris Murdoch was born.
1955 Eighteen Nobel laureates signed the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons; later co-signed by thirty-four others.
1973 American actor Brian Austin Green was born.
2011 Likemind Birmingham celebrated four happy years of setting the alarm early for Friday morning coffee and conversation.
Thanks to Wikipedia for the info. above. Apart from the Likemind bit which we knew already.