1533 * Elizabeth I, Queen of England from 1558-1603, daughter of
Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.
1812 Napoleon Bonaparte's forces defeated the Russians at the Battle
1822 Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.
1901 The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ended with the signing
of the Peking Protocol (Peace of Beijing).
1913 * Anthony Quayle, English actor who starred in the film The
Guns of Navarone (1961).
1923 * Peter Lawford, English actor who married Patricia Kennedy,
the US President's sister.
1936 * Buddy Holly, US rock singer who sang 'Peggy Sue' and died in
an air crash aged 23.
1940 The German air force unleashed a wave of heavy bombing raids on
London, killing hundreds of civilians.
1943 Italy surrendered to the Allies during World War 2.
1952 Following the recent coup in Egypt, General Mohammed Neguib
forced Aly Maher out of office taking control himself.
1973 Scotland's Jackie Stewart became world motor racing champion
for the third time.
1986 Bishop Desmond Tutu enthroned as Archbishop of Cape Town, South
1992 At least 24 people were killed and 150 injured when soldiers
fired on an African National Congress demonstration in South Africa.
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