1671 Captain Thomas Blood tried to steal the Crown Jewels from the
Tower of London.
1873 * Howard Carter, English Egyptologist who discovered the tomb
1887 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show opened in London as part of an
1926 Explorers Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett flew over the North
1934 * Alan Bennet, English playwright and actor.
1936 * Albert Finney, English actor who starred in the film The
1936 * Glenda Jackson, English actress who won an Oscar for the film
A Touch of Class (1972).
1946 Victor Emmanuel III, Italian monarch since 1900 abdicated as
Italy became a republic.
1955 West Germany formally joined the North Atlantic Treaty
Organisation at a special ceremony in Paris.
1960 The US became the first country to legalize the birth control
1962 The Beatles signed their first recording contract and hired
George Martin to be their producer.
1978 Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro found dead in a car in
1979 At least 18 demonstrators were shot dead and many wounded after
police opened fire on anti-government protesters in an El Salvador
1988 Syria has threatened for the first time it may send in troops
to halt the bloodshed in the slums of southern Beirut.
1999 Major cities in China have seen the biggest and angriest
demonstrations for years in response to the destruction by Nato
bombs of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade with the loss of four
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