1735 * John Jervis, British Admiral who defeated the Spanish fleet
off Cape St. Vincent.
1799 Income Tax introduced by the British Prime Minister, William
Pitt the Younger.
1898 Dame Gracie Fields, English singer.
1905 The Russian Revolution of 1905 was sparked by troops firing on
petitioners to Czar Nicholas in
1917 * Herbert Lom, born in Prague and star of the Pink Panther
1919 Richard Nixon became the first US President to resign while in
office due to Watergate.
1941 * Susannah York, English film actress.
1960 Work began on the Aswan High Dam, on the Nile in Egypt.
1964 Anti-American rioting broke out in the Panama Canal Zone.
1957 Sir Anthony Eden resigned as prime minister of Britain due to
1968 Surveyor 7, the last of America's unmanned lunar probes, landed
on the Moon.
1969 The first flight of Concorde, Britain's supersonic plane at
1972 British miners strike for pay causing nationwide power cuts.
1972 The liner, Queen Elizabeth caught fire and sank in Hong Kong
1986 Defence Secretary Michael Heseltine quit his Cabinet job after
a row with Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher over the Westland helicopter affair.
1992 Britain's most senior policewoman Alison Halford was suspended
over allegations of misconduct.
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