1792 Kentucky became the 15th state in the United States.
1831 The magnetic North Pole was located by Sir James Clark Ross on
an Arctic exploration.
1926 * Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortensen), US actress who became
a Hollywood legend.
1930 * Edward Woodward, English actor, best known for the TV series,
1934 * Pat Boone, US actor and singer.
1938 Superman made his first flight in DC comics created by Joe
Shuster and Jerry Siegal.
1944 * Robert Powell, English actor who starred in the TV film Jesus
1946 Television licences were first issued in Britain at the cost of
1957 ERNIE selected the first £1,000 British Premium Bond winner.
1958 France's General Charles de Gaulle was invited back into power
as the crisis in Algeria threatens to bring civil war to France
1979 Rhodesia formally ends nearly 90 years of white minority rule
and declared it will now be known as Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.
1980 Start of the Cable News Network CNN.
1985 Over 300 people are arrested as police intercepted a convoy of
hippies travelling to Stonehenge.
1993 Serb forces shelled a football match in Bosnia killing 11
people, including four children.
2001 Crown Prince Dipendra massacred 10 members of Nepal's royal
family including King Birendra and Queen Ashwarya before shooting
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