1868 * Captain Robert Falcon Scott, English naval officer and
1934 US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established to
protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities
1844 George Williams founded the YMCA at 72 St. Paul's Churchyard,
1944 D-Day. Thousands of Allied troops landed on the beaches of
Normandy in northern France at the start of a major offensive
against the Germans.
1948 * Robert Englund, US actor who starred in the Nightmare on Elm
1949 George Orwell's novel 1984 was published, telling of a world
ruled by Big Brother.
1956 * Bjorn Borg, Swedish tennis player and 5-times Wimbledon
1957 * Mike Gatting, Middlesex and England cricket captain.
1966 Black civil rights activist James Meredith, the first black man
to brave the colour bar at the University of Mississippi, was shot
in the back and legs while on a civil rights march.
1975 British voters supported the UK's continued membership of the
EEC by a large majority in a nationwide referendum.
1982 Israel invaded Lebanon to drive out the Palestine Liberation
1984 Almost 300 people were killed as Indian troops storm the Sikhs'
holiest temple the Golden Temple in Amritsar, held by Sikh
1994 Six detainee asylum seekers held in an Oxfordshire immigration
centre make their escape after a rooftop protest.
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