1632 – Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
1949 – Grady the Cow, a 1,200-pound cow gets stuck inside a silo on a farm in Yukon, Oklahoma and garners national media attention.
1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
1732 (N.S.) – George Washington, first President of the United States (d. 1799)
1925 – Edward Gorey, American illustrator (d. 2000)
[BONUS! 1988 – Cameron Rear, Czechloslovakian Lion Tamer]
2002 – Chuck Jones, American animator (b. 1912)