1542 Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo arrived at
present-day San Diego.
1573 * Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi), famous Italian painter and
1745 The British anthem 'God Save the King' was sung for the first
time at the Drury Lane Theatre.
1923 * Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor who starred in the film
La Dolce Vita (1960).
1923 The radio listings magazine Radio Times was first published in
1924 Two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle after completing the
first round-the-world-flight in 175 days.
1934 * Brigitte Bardot, French actress who starred in the film And
God Created Woman (1956).
1946 * Peter Egan, English stage and television actor.
1964 The Warren Commission concluded there was no conspiracy
surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy.
1970 Egyptian leader Abdel Nasser died of a heart attack.
1972 Japan and Communist China agreed to re-establish diplomatic
1978 Pope John Paul I died after being Pope for only 33 days.
1984 A high court judge ruled the miners' strike was unlawful
because a union ballot was never held.
1985 Riots broke out on the streets of south London after a woman
was shot and seriously injured in Brixton.
1989 Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile
1994 The ferry Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea off Turko, Finland
with 912 lives lost.
2000 Electors in Denmark voted against joining Europe's single
2002 Edwina Currie revealed that she had love affair with John
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