On this day in 1793, Queen Marie-Antoinette of France was tried and convicted in a swift, pre-determined trial in the Palais de Justice, Paris, and condemned to death the following day.

Born on this day in 1905 mezzo-soprano Bruna Castagna

Born on this day in 1925 mezzo-soprano Oralia Dominguez

Happy 83rd birthday baritone Heinz Horst Blankenburg

Happy 73rd birthday soprano Suzanne Murphy