1812 The Duke of Wellington defeated the French at the Battle of
Salamanca in Spain.
1888 * Selman Abraham Waksman, US biochemist who discovered a
treatment for tuberculosis.
1890 * Rose Kennedy, mother of US President John F. Kennedy.
1928 * Jimmy Hill, former English soccer player and television
1933 US aviator Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo
around the world.
1934 US bank robber John Dillinger was gunned down by FBI officers
1946 Bread rationing began in Britain.
1972 The Russian unmanned spacecraft Venera 8 landed on the planet
1977 The disgraced deputy Prime Minister of China, Deng Xiaoping,
returned to Chinese Government.
1991 British Prime Minister John Major launched a citizen's charter
to improve public services.
1999 The ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr, his wife and sister-in-law
were scattered on the sea off Matha's Vineyard, Massacusetts in a
2003 Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay Hussein, were killed in a
gun battle in northern Iraq.
2005 Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by police at Stockwell
Tube station in south London
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