Events (550 years ago today): 1466 - A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.

Events (50 years ago today): 1966 - The Namibian War of Independence starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.

Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player and coach

Deaths (350 years ago today): 1666 - Frans Hals, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1580)

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