1903 - The Model A Car went on sale, the first car sold by the Ford Motor Company.
1913 - Michael Foot, leader of the Labour Party from November 1980 to October 1983, was born in Plymouth.
1925 - Sigmund Freud became the chairman of the International Psychoanalytical Foundation.
1929 - The Fascist government in Italy banned the use of foreign words.
1940 - Winston Churchill renamed the Local Defence Volunteers; they became the Home Guard.
1942 - The Treblinka extermination camp opened. It is estimated somewhere between 800,000 and 1,200,000 Jews died in its gas chambers, along with 2,000 Romani people.
1947 - Singer David Essex was born David Alfred Cook in Plaistow, East London.
1952 - General Muhammad Naguib led the Free Officers Movement in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt.
1958 - The first four women were named to peerage in the House of Lords.
1962 - Telstar relayed the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
1966 - Prime MInister Harold Wilson reopened Liverpool’s Cavern Club.
1974 - The Greek military junta collapsed and former Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis was invited to lead the new government.
1980 - Cliff Richard received an OBE from the Queen.
1986 - Prince Andrew married Lady Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
1989 - Daniel Radcliffe, famous for playing Harry Potter, was born in Fulham, London.
1995 -Britain sent 1,200 troops to relieve the besieged Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.
1997 - Graham Gooch retired from cricket.
2000 - Tiger Woods became the youngest ever golfer to win the Grand Slam, when he took the Open at St Andrew’s at the age of 24.
2004 - Swimmer James Gibson won Britain’s first gold medal in 28 years at the swimming World Championships, with victory in the men’s 50-metre breastroke.