1227 Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China.
1587 Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in
1743 The first rules of boxing were drawn up by Jack Broughton, in
Britain this day.
1917 * Caspar Weinberger, US politician who served under Presidents
Nixon, Ford and Reagan.
1922 * Shelley Winters, US actress who won an Oscar for The Poseidon
1937 * Robert Redford, US actor who starred in the film The Sting
1937 * William Rushton, English actor and cartoonist.
1939 The film The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland had its
premiere in New York.
1958 Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published.
1960 The first oral contraceptive went on sale in the US.
1964 South Africa was banned from participating in the 1964 Olympics
due to racial policies.
1969 Three days and nights of sex, drugs and rock and roll came to a
peaceful end as the Woodstock music festival wound down.
1971 The British Army was accused of shooting dead Eamon McDevitt,
24, an unarmed, disabled man during disturbances in Northern
1989 Manchester United Football Club was sold to Michael Knighton
for £20m in the biggest takeover deal in the history of British
1992 Conditions in two Serbian detention camps were condemned as
"hell on earth" by Dr Bernard Kouchner, the French minister for
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