Diarist Samuel Pepys was born on this date in London in 1633. A characteristic quote:
Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
Also on this date, in Rome, poet John Keats died:
Turn the key deftly in the oiled wards,
And seal the hushed casket of my soul.