1483 - Richard III is crowned King of England. Some time later, some dude writes a play about it.
1942 - Anne Frank and her family go into hiding. I have nothing funny to say about that.
1945 - Burt Ward is born. 19 years later he throws on a pair of tights and goes to live with Adam West in a cave.
1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time. I think they went on to form a band or something. Ask your parents.
1962 - William Faulkner dies. Consult your local library.
1977 - Roger Waters spits on a fan during a Pink Floyd concert. The incident inspires Waters to write The Wall.
1998 - Roy Rogers dies. Ask your grandparents.
2007 - A mediocre blogger scratches his head and wonders why he hasn't written anything in months.