1665 - The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
1967 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
2000 - U.S. presidential election, 2000: Republican Texas Governor George W. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al Gore, but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in Florida. I'm so proud.
1867 - Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Polish-born chemist and physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics and in chemistry (d. 1934)
1927 - Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese computer game executive, Ex Nintendo President
1910 (O.S.) - Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (b. 1828)