1066 The Battle of Hastings was fought where King Harold was slain
by the Normans William the Conqueror.
1644 * William Penn, English founder of a Quaker colony in the US
1884 George Eastman patented photographic film.
1890 * Dwight Eisenhower, US commander in World War 2 and US
1928 * Roger Moore, English actor who played James Bond 007 in Live
and Let Die (1973).
1940 * Cliff Richard (Harry Webb), English pop singer.
1947 Chuck Yeagar in a Bell XI rocket plane became the first man to
break the sound barrier.
1954 The Queen welcomed Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie when he
arrived in the UK during his world tour.
1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for
his work in civil rights.
1968 The first live telecast from a staffed US spacecraft was
transmitted from Apollo 7.
1969 The new seven-sided 50p coin came into circulation.
1973 Dozens of people were killed in the Thai capital of Bangkok in
street battles between government troops and demonstrators.
1973 Egyptian and Syrian forces invaded Israel.
1983 Cecil Parkinson Trade and Industry Secretary resigned after
fresh details about his affair with a former secretary Sara Keays
1990 Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein died in New York at age
1994 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and two Israelis - the Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres - won the
Nobel peace prize.
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