1818 * Emily Bronte, English novelist who wrote Wuthering Heights in
1863 * Henry Ford, US motor car engineer and manufacturer.
1898 * Henry Moore, famous English sculptor of the 20th century.
1930 Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 in the first World Cup soccer final.
1935 The first Penguin books were published.
1945 The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and
sank within 15 minutes. It was one of the greatest naval losses of
WW2, resulting in the deaths of nearly 900 men.
1947 * Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born US actor who starred in
the Terminator movies.
1963 'Third Man' Kim Philby turned up in Moscow after escaping
arrest in Britain for spying.
1966 England won football's World Cup for the first time since the
tournament began in 1930. England beat Germany 4-2 with Geoff Hurst
scoring the first hat-trick in a World Cup final.
1973 The Thalidomide Case ended after 11 years with compensation of
1974 Greek, Turkish and UK foreign ministers signed a peace
agreement for Cyprus.
1980 The Republic of Vanuatu, formerly known as the New Hebrides,
gained its independence from France and Britain.
1991 Italian tenor Pavorotti celebrated 30 years in opera with a
huge, free concert in Hyde Park.
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