1578 * William Harvey, English physician who explained the
circulation of the blood in the body.
1909 The first double-decker buses in Britain began running in
1932 * Debbie Reynolds, US film actress who starred in Unsinkable
Molly Brown (1964).
1933 The Nazi persecution of Jews began in Germany with a boycott of
1938 * Ali MacGraw, US actress who starred in the film Love Story
1945 American forces landed on Okinawa during World WW2.
1957 * David Gower, former England cricketer and captain of England.
1960 The first U.S. weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched from
1979 Ayatollah Khomeni declared Iran an Islamic republic.
1983 Tens of thousands of peace demonstrators formed a human chain
stretching 14 miles across what the protesters call "Nuclear Valley"
in Berkshire a southern English county.
1984 US singer Marvin Gaye shot dead by his father on the eve of his
1990 The longest prison riot in British history began at Strangeways
1999 78 year old Anthony Sawoniuk of Belarus became the first person
to be convicted of Nazi war crimes by a British court.
1999 A legally-binding minimum rate of pay has been introduced in
Britain for the first time.
2001 Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic arrested on
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