1763 * Empress Joséphine, born on the island of Martinique, who
married Napoleon Bonaparte.
1848 Adolphe Sax was awarded a patent for the saxophone.
1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his invention,
1894 * Edward, Duke of Windsor, King of England in 1936 until
abdicating to marry a divorcee.
1912 * Alan Turing, English mathematician and computer pioneer.
1940 * Adam Faith (Terence Nelhams), English pop singer and actor.
1956 General Nasser became the first President of Egypt in an
1983 Pope John Paul II held a private meeting with the founder of
Solidarity, Lech Walesa, on a visit to Poland.
1985 Sikh terrorists planted a bomb aboard an Air India Boeing 747
killing 325 people.
1990 Sanjay Gandhi, son of the Indian Prime Minister died in a light
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