1783 The last public hanging in Britain took place at Tyburn,
1867 * Marie Curie (Marya Sklodowska), Polish-born physicist who
1872 The ship, The Marie Celeste, sailed from New York to be later
1918 * Billy Graham, US evangelist.
1926 * Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano.
1943 * Joni Mitchell (Roberta Anderson), Canadian-born singer and
1944 President Franklin D Roosevelt won a fourth term in office,
defeating Thomas E Dewey.
1956 General D Dwight Eisenhower was returned to the White House
with the biggest share of votes for 100 years.
1972 Richard Nixon was re-elected as US President.
1974 Lord Lucan disappeared never to be seen again after killing his
1975 Dr Tiede Herrema, a Dutch industrialist kidnapped by the IRA
more than a month ago, was freed.
1984 Ronald Reagan was been elected for a second term as US
President in the biggest landslide since George Washington ran
unopposed in 1792.
2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of the president, made history
when she won a New York Senate seat.
2000 The US Presidency fight between George W Bush and Al Gore ended
in controversy because of disputed votes in Florida. Bush was
proclaimed the winner over a month later.
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