1787 * John Burke, British genealogist, founder of Burke's Peerage.
1896 German physicist Rontgen gave the first demonstration of
1931 * Robert Duvall, US film actor who starred in the film
Apocalypse Now (1979).
1940 FM radio demonstrated for the first time in the US by Major
Edward H. Armstrong.
1943 * Ferreira da Silva Eusébio, Brazilian soccer player.
1945 * Diane Keaton (Diane Hall), US film actress who won an Oscar
for Annie Hall (1977).
1952 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in the United
States for his first official
visit since re-election.
1964 First meeting between Roman Catholic and Orthodox Church
leaders for 400 years.
1968 Alexander Dubceck became the new Prime Minister of
1971 One day cricket first played between England and Australia at
1972 President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle.
1976 A new law made French the only language allowed in advertising
1976 Ten Protestant men were shot dead as they return home from work
in a mini-bus in Northern
1981 police arrested a 35-year-old lorry driver Peter William
Sutcliffe, from Bradford, suspected of
carrying out 13 murders across West Yorkshire.
1993 A tanker Liberian-registered MV Braer carrying 85,000 tonnes of
crude oil ran aground in
hurricane force winds off the Shetland Islands.
2001 A report revealed the former GP Harold Shipman may have killed
more than 300 of his patients.
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