1746 The Jacobite uprising in England ends when Charles 'Bonnie
Prince Charlie' Stuart is defeated by the Duke of Cumberland.
1889 * Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, English-born comedian and star
of numerous silent movies.
1902 A rally in Dublin Park attracted over 20,000 people protesting
against British legislation.
1912 Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English
1917 Lenin returned to Russia after 10 years in exile in
1918 * Spike Milligan, humorist who changed British comedy with his
Goon Shows on BBC radio.
1921 * Peter Ustinov, English actor and writer who won an Oscar for
1924 * Henry Mancini, US composer of 'Moon River' and 'The Pink
1953 Thousands welcome the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they
arrived in Scotland to launch the new royal yacht, Britannia.
1964 German Geraldine Monk became first woman to complete a solo
1964 Some of the longest sentences in British criminal history have
been imposed on men involved in the so-called "Great Train Robbery".
1970 Protestant right-winger Ian Paisley has won a seat in Northern
1972 China sent President Nixon two giant pandas as a gift.
1975 Cambodia fell to the Communist Khmer Rouge.
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