From May to September 1565 the Ottoman Empire besieged this Mediterranean island
Today in History: Born on September 22
Anne of Cleeves (born in Cleeves, Germany), fourth wife of Henry the VIII.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, statesman of letters.
Theodore Hook, English novelist best known for Impromptu at Fulham.
Michael Faraday, English physicist, inventor of the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor.
Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.
John Houseman, director, producer and actor.
David Riesman, sociologist, author of The Lonely Crowd.
Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1975 to 1996.
Fay Weldon, author (The Life and Loves of a She-Devil).
Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain climber; first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
James "Hoss" Cartwright, US Marine Corps general; commander of US Strategic Command 2004-07.
Debby Boone, multiple Grammy Award–winning singer, author, actress; "You Light Up My Life" set a a record in 1977 with 10 weeks at the No. 1 spot on music charts.
Joan Jett, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actress ("I Love Rock 'n' Roll").
Saul Perlmutter, astrophysicist; shared 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for providing evidence the expansion of the universe is accelerating.
Princess Martha Louise of Norway.