1066 Harold II crowned King of England in succession to Edward the
1412 * St. Joan of Arc, French heroine who wanted to expel the
British from France.
1540 King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves.
1838 US inventor Samuel Morse demonstrated his electric telegraph
1912 New Mexico became the 47th state in the United States.
1928 The river Thames flooded, causing damage to paintings in the
Tate Art Gallery basement.
1943 * Terry Venables, English soccer player and successful team
1945 The Battle of the Bulge ended with 130000 German and 77000
1955 * Rowan Atkinson, British television actor best known for his
Mr. Bean character.
1959 * Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer and fast bowler.
1977 EMI ended its contract with the notorious punk rock group after
reports of abusive behaviour at
1981 The Scottish novelist A.J Cronin died.
1983 The Royal Navy arrested Danish trawler Captain Kent Kirk at sea
for trespassing in British
1987 University of California astronomers first witnessed the birth
of a galaxy that contained 1
1994 American figure-skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by a man
with a metal crowbar.
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