1590: Pope Sixtus V dies suddenly, shortly after he expressed a desire to change the name of the Society of Jesus.
1605: Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci builds a house and establishes a novitiate in Peking, China.
1679: David Lewis, SJ, Saint and Martyr, forgives his enemies and persecutors. He was an apostle to the poor in his native Wales for three decades before he was caught and hanged.
1917: House of formation opens in Yonkers, NY, for the New York and Maryland Provinces.
1991: In Bogotá, Colombia, the first meeting is held for those in charge of pastoral work in the Latin American universities of the Society of Jesus.