On this day 1804 a duel transpired in which Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.  

Born on this day in 1884 composer Reveriano Soutullo

Happy 92nd birthday soprano Ludmila Dvorakova (still living?)

Happy 90th birthdays soprano Mattiwilda Dobbs and tenor Nicolai Gedda

Born on this day in 1929 baritone Hermann Prey

Happy 54th birthday bass Alastair Miles

In other timely news, our dear friend Coloraturafan has made available video of the ROH Guillaume Tell.