1841 * King Edward VII, eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince
1881 * Dr. Herbert Kalmus, US inventor of Technicolor in 1912.
1888 Jack the Ripper killed his last victim, Mary Jane Kelly.
1909 * Katherine Hepburn, US actress who won 4 Oscars and starred in
the film African Queen (1951).
1934 * Carl Sagan, American astrophysicist and author.
1942 * Tom Weiskopf, US golfer who won the British Open in 1973.
1960 John F. Kennedy was elected the youngest ever US President,
1965 The biggest power cut in US history blacked out New York and 9
1970 One of the greatest figures in French history, General Charles
de Gaulle, died at his home.
1985 America welcomed Charles and Diana to the States with a gala
dinner in Washington hosted by President Reagan.
1985 Russian Gary Kasparov became world chess champion defeating
1988 "Read my lips, no new taxes" Vice President George Bush swept
into the White House as the 41st president of the United States.
1989 Berliners celebrated as the East German government began
removing the Berlin Wall.
1993 Lawyers acting for Diana Princess of Wales started legal action
over secretly-taken pictures of her exercising at a gym.
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