1559 * Oliver Cromwell, Protector of England who defeated the
'Roundheads' of King Charles I.
1719 Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe was first published in London.
1915 British, Australian, and New Zealand (ANZAC) forces landed at
1918 * Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer.
1939 * Al Pacino, US actor who made his name in the film, The
1939 * Patrick Lichfield, English photographer of the famous.
1945 UN Delegates met in San Francisco to organize the United
1953 Two Cambridge University scientists publicly answered 'the
secret of life' one of the most fundamental questions of biology -
how do living things reproduce themselves?
1956 Rocky Marciano, US world heavyweight boxing champion retired
unbeaten after 49 fights.
1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened to shipping.
1980 A top-secret attempt by the United States to free American
hostages held in terhan Iran, ended in failure, with the death of
1982 Britain successfully re-established its presence in the Falkland
Islands after a two-hour assault by Royal Marines on the remote
island of South Georgia.
1983 In Germany, Stern magazine published extracts from the forged
1990 The Hubble Space Telescope was launched from the US space
1990 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was inaugurated as president of
1992 Islamic forces took over most of Kabul, Afghanistan after the
Soviet-controlled government collapsed.
2002 Two teenage brothers were cleared of the murder of 10-year-old
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