1849: The Mexican state of Guerrero, named after independence leader and president Vicente Guerrero, is created by the country’s legislature with territory taken from Michoacán, Puebla and the state of Mexico.
1922: Venezuelan president Carlos Andrés Pérez is born in the state of Táchira.
1945: Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is born in the state of Pernambuco.
1979: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
2010: Former Argentine president Néstor Kirchner dies at age 60.