1692 - A doctor in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony declares that three teenage girls are under domination of Satan, leading to the Salem witch trials.
1855 - The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
1924 - Death penalty: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.
1998 - First female ice hockey game in Olympic history: Finland beats Sweden 6-0.
412 - Proclus, Greek philosopher (d. 487)
1720 - Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
1953 - Mary Steenburgen, American actress
1772 - Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales
1856 - Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist
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