1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll was
1876 Wild Bill Hickok was murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota.
1894 Death duties were introduced in Great Britain.
1905 * Myrna Loy, US actress who starred in the film The Thin Man
1909 The first Lincoln penny (the first American coin to bear a
president's image on its face) was issued.
1924 * James Baldwin, US author of the novel Another Country (1962).
1925 * Alan Whicker, English television presenter.
1932 * Peter O'Toole, Irish actor who starred in the film Lawrence
of Arabia (1962).
1945 End of the Potsdam Conference, in which Allied leaders planned
the post-war governance of Germany.
1965 Thousands of British holiday makers abandoned their tents as
forest fires devastate the south of France.
1973 More than 30 people died in a fire which gutted the Summerland
leisure resort on the Isle of Man.
1980 Right-wing terrorists exploded a bomb at the Bologna Railway
Station, Italy, killing 84.
1984 A Surrey businessman who accused the police of illegally
tapping his phone celebrated after a ruling by the European Court of
1990 More than 100,000 Iraqi soldiers backed up by 700 tanks invaded
Kuwait causing an international crisis.
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