1787 * Sir Samuel Cunard, ship-owner who was born in Nova Scotia.
1906 Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce formed the
Rolls-Royce car company.
1908 * Alistair Cooke, British broadcaster.
1910 In Mexico, Francisco Madero began an armed revolt against the
president, Porfirio Diaz.
1925 * Robert Kennedy, US Attorney General from 1961-1964.
1945 The Nuremberg War Crimes trial began. Twenty of Germany's Nazi
leaders including Hess and Goering went on trial.
1947 The future Queen Elizabeth 11 married Philip Mountbatten, The
Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey.
1951 More than 1,000 families of British service men began moving
out of the Canal Zone town of Ismailia, following the killing of
five British soldiers and nine Egyptians.
1956 * Bo Derek, US film actress.
1959 * Sean Young, US film actress.
1975 Spanish Prince, Juan Carlos prepared to take over the reins of
power following the death of General Franco.
1979 Anthony Blunt was exposed as the Fourth Man in the Burgess,
Maclean, Philby spy ring.
1990 Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, failed to win outright
victory in her battle for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
1992 A fierce blaze devastated parts of Windsor Castle in Berkshire,
threatening one of the world's greatest collections of art.
1995 Diana Princess of Wales admitted adultery in a BBC TV
1998 The first section of the International Space Station (ISS) was
launched from a Russian Proton rocket in Kazakhstan.
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