Birthdays: Elvis Presley would have been 81, Robert Schumann, Jose Ferrer, Shirley Bassey, Peter Arno, Yvette Mimieux, Larry Storch is 93, John Nierhardt, Bruce Sutter, Charles Osgood, Gen. James Longstreet, publisher Frank Doubleday, Steven Hawkings is 74, Saheed Jafray, Soupy Sales, David Bowie is 69
1705- George Frederich Handel’s first opera Almira opened.
1962- The Mona Lisa traveled to America and went on display today at the National Gallery in Washington. It was loaned in a deal brokered by Jackie Kennedy and French cultural minister Andre Malreaux
1973- Carly Simon got a gold record for "You’re So Vain".
1992- At a state dinner in Tokyo, President George H.W. Bush Sr., suffering from a flu, vomited onto the lap of Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone in front of press cameras. There is now a word in Japanese- BUSHURU, meaning to throw up on the person next to you.
the Roman version (even mentions Plutarch!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ob2iKO7IHk