1862 A.D. Robert E. Lee defeats Burnside at Fredericksburg.
1925 A.D. Dick Van Dyke is born. He goes on to become a famous actor, singer, and producer.
1937 A.D. Japanese Armies take Nanking.
1941 A.D. Battle of Cape Bon of the coast of Tunisia.
1941 A.D. Hungary declares war on the United States.
1981 A.D. Polish Solidarity leader and future first President, Lech Wałęsa, is arrested.
1989 A.D. Taylor Swift is born.