1792 * Percy Shelley, English romantic poet who wrote 'Prometheus
Unbound' in 1818.
1870 The Red Cross Society was founded in Great Britain.
1870 * Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish music-hall comedian.
1900 * Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
1914 The First World War began when Germany invaded Belgium and in
response Britain declared war on Germany.
1916 Denmark ceded the Danish West Indies, including the Danish
Virgin Islands, to the United States for $25 million.
1942 * David Russell Lange, Prime Minister of New Zealand from
1944 Anne Frank and her family were found hiding in Amsterdam by
1954 Britain's first supersonic fighter, the P-1 made its maiden
flight from Boscombe Down.
1964 FBI agents uncovered the bodies of three missing civil rights
workers at a dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi.
1972 The man who tried to assassinate Governor George Wallace was
sentenced to 63 years in jail.
1984 At the Olympic games athletes Zola Budd and Mary Decker clashed
during a 3,000m race.
1987 Moors murderer Ian Brady claimed he was involved in another
five killings. Myra Hindley denied all knowledge of any further
2000 Celebrations took place all over the United Kingdom to mark the
100th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
2002 Police said they were "extremely concerned" over the
disappearance of two 10-year-old girls Holly Wells and Jessica
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