1888 * Joseph Kennedy, US senator and father of US President John F.
1852 Britain's first free lending library opened in Manchester.
1880 England played Australia at The Oval, London in the first
cricket test match.
1901 President William McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz
at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York McKinley died on
1932 * Bernie Winters, English comedian.
1941 Nazi Germany forced all Jews over the age of six to wear a
yellow Star of David on their clothes.
1942 * Britt Ekland, Swedish actress who starred in The Man With the
Golden Gun (1974).
1947 * Roger Waters, English bass guitarist and founder member of
the rock-group Pink Floyd.
1952 Dozens of spectators were killed as a jet fighter broke up over
the crowd at an air show in Hampshire.
1965 Indian troops invaded the city of Lahore in West Pakistan
1970 Four New York-bound airliners were hijacked over western Europe
in an operation carried out by a militant Palestinian group.
1972 All nine of the Israeli athletes kidnapped on Tuesday from the
Olympic Village in Munich were killed.
1983 The Soviets mistakenly shot down a Korean Airlines Boeing 747
killing all 269 aboard.
1987 The famous Venice regatta was held without the city's
gondoliers who had gone on strike.
1997 More than 2 billion people watched Princess Diana's funeral on
TV at the end of an unprecedented week of mourning.
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