1535 Sir Thomas More was beheaded on London's Tower Hill for
1885 Louis Pasteur successfully treated a patient with a rabies
1907 The world's first purpose-built motor racing track opened at
1921 * Nancy Reagan, former US actress and First Lady to US
President Ronald Reagan.
1928 The first feature-length all-sound film, The Lights of New York
1935 * Dalai Lama, the 14th spiritual leader of Tibet who fled India
1936 * Dave Allen, Irish comedian best known for his religious
1942 Anne Frank and her family sought refuge from the Nazis in
1946 * Sylvester Stallone, US film actor best known for his role in
the Rocky movies.
1952 After almost a century of service the tram made its final
appearance in London.
1957 Althea Gibson was the first black person to win the Wimbledon
women's singles tennis title.
1988 An explosion aboard the oil rig Piper Alpha in the North Sea
killed 167 men.
1992 The French Government mobilised the army and police to remove
the lorries blocking the nation's major roads.
1997 The Mars rover Sojourner landed on the Martian surface. It
successfully performed more than 16 chemical analyses of rocks and
soil, and explored 820 sq ft of the planet's surface.
1998 Roy Rogers, 'King' of the Cowboys, died.
2000 The Prime Minister Tony Blair's eldest son, Euan, was arrested
for being drunk and incapable.
2005 The 2012 Olympic Games will be held in London, the
International Olympic Committee has announced. London beat the
favourite Paris by 54 votes to 50 at the IOC meeting in Singapore.
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