1503 - Michelangelo begins work on his David.
1898 - Hannibal Williston Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
1994 - Ulysses probe passes the Sun's south pole.
1739 - Grigori Potemkin, Russian statesman (d. 1791)
1851 - Walter Reed, American physician and biologist (d. 1902)
1321 - Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (b. 1265)
And did I make selections based on my interests or something? Um... DUH!