In 1577, Sir Francis Drake departed from England on a three-year voyage around the world. In 2002, Cardinal Bernard Law resigned as archbishop of Boston following sex abuse scandals in the archdiocese. In 2003, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. military forces in a small underground hideout near Tikrit, Iraq.
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), poet; Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882), first lady; Diego Rivera (1886-1957), artist; Dick Van Dyke (1925- ); Christopher Plummer (1929- ), actor; Ted Nugent (1948- ), musician; Steve Buscemi (1957- ), actor; Jamie Foxx (1967- ), actor; Sergei Fedorov (1969- ), hockey player; Taylor Swift (1989- ), singer.
In 2007, the “Mitchell Report” was released, indicating widespread steroid use in professional baseball and naming dozens of players involved.
“Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.” – Heinrich Heine
Mexican artist Diego Rivera painted a fresco on the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center in 1933; however, it was destroyed shortly after completion because it contained a portrait of Vladimir Lenin.