1085 St Mark's Cathedral in Venice, Italy was consecrated.
1871 The Great Fire of Chicago started which made 95,000 people
1895 * Juan Perón, Argentinean President from 1946-1955 and
1932 * Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player and six times world snooker
1934 Bruno Hauptmannn was indicted for the murder of Charles
1939 * Paul Hogan, Australian comedy actor who starred in the
Crocodile Dundee movies.
1945 President Harry Truman announced the US would only share the
atomic bomb secrets with Great Britain and Canada.
1949 * Sigourney Weaver, US actress who starred in the film Alien
1952 At least 85 people were killed in the UK's worst peacetime rail
crash after three trains collided at Harrow and Wealdstone.
1965 Britain's tallest building, the Post Office Tower in London
1973 Britain's first commercial radio station, London Broadcasting
Company, went on air.
1987 The coroner's inquest jury into the capsizing of the Herald of
Free Enterprise (Zeebrugge disaster) returned verdicts of unlawful
2003 Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger "The Terminator" was elected
governor of California.
2005 Many hundreds of people died in Pakistan, north India and
Afghanistan following a massive quake.
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