1462 – Vlad III the Impaler attempted to assassinate Mehmed II, forcing him to retreat from Wallachia, in Romania.
1631 – Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, spent the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
1837 – Charles Goodyear obtained his first rubber-processing patent. The success of his company came after he died in 1860.
1852 – W.H. Fancher and C.M. French of …