Britannica Reports This Day in History
King Henry III of France was stabbed this day in 1589 by Jacques Clément, a Jacobin friar, and died the next day after acknowledging his Bourbon ally, Henry of Navarre (Henry IV), a Huguenot, as his successor.
More Events on this day:
1944: The final entry was recorded in the diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
1940: John F. Kennedy's Why England Slept, a critical account of the British military that became a best seller, was published.
1876: Colorado was admitted to the union, becoming the 38th U.S. state.
1714: Queen Anne, the last Stuart ruler of England, died.
10 : Roman Emperor Claudius I was born in Lugdunum, Gaul (now Lyon, France).