384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
1590 – Carlo Gesualdo, composer, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, murders his wife, Donna Maria d’Avalos, and her lover Fabrizio Carafa, the Duke of Andria at the Palazzo San Severo in Naples.
1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution.
1978 – Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave.

Births:

1430 – King James II of Scotland (d. 1460)
1751 – Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
1987 – HIH Princess Danielle Elizabeth Marie Foley ~ My beloved daughter.

Deaths:

1333 – Antipope Nicholas V (b. 1260)
1355 – Louis, King of Sicily (b. 1337)
1591 – Pope Gregory XIV (b. 1535)
1793 – Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (executed) (b. 1755)
1796 – Victor Amadeus III of Savoy (b. 1726)

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