1672 The first public concert was held in London.
1865 * Rudyard Kipling, Indian-born English author who wrote The
Jungle Book (1880).
1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance premiered in
1911 Sun Yat-sen was elected the first president of the Republic of
1916 Gregory Yefimovich Rasputin, Russian monk and mystic was
1922 * Jack Lord, US actor who starred in the TV series Hawaii Five
1922 Russia officially became the Union of Soviet Socialist
1928 * Bo Didley (Elias McCombe), US singer, songwriter and
1947 A communist republic was formed when King Michael of Romania
1957 * Tracy Ullman, English comedienne and actress.
1958 Thousands died in the bloodiest fighting in Cuba's history as
rebels threatened to overthrow the military regime of President
1965 Ferdinand Marcos became president of the Philippines.
1986 More than 200 canary birds were phased out of Britain's mining
pits and replaced by hand-held gas detectors.
1993 Israel and the Vatican signed an agreement of mutual
2002 Singer Diana Ross was stopped and arrested by the police for
drinking and driving after her car was seen swerving across a road.
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