1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
1508 - The League of Cambrai is formed by Pope Julius II, Louis XII of France, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Ferdinand II of Aragon as an alliance against Venice.
1520 - Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg's Elster Gate.
1394 - King James I of Scotland (d. 1437)
1452 - Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
1588 - Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
1041 - Michael IV, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1010)
1198 - Averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126)
1508 - René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)
shucks, I thougth I would have some big time movie star or something...