1614 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe.
1710 -The Statute of Anne received the Royal Assent, establishing the Copyright law of the United Kingdom.
1902 - British industrialist Cecil Rhodes left $10 million in his will to provide scholarships for Americans at Oxford University.
1904 - The first international rugby league match was played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh and Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan.
1955 - Sir Winston Churchill (80)resigned as Prime Minister due to failing health.
1973 -The twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, rising 1,350 feet above Manhattan, officially became the world’s tallest buildings.
1976 - James Callaghan won the Labour leadership contest and took over as Prime Minister, following the surprise resignation of Harold Wilson.
2000 - Unusually severe weather including blizzards and the coldest day in April on record brought travel chaos throughout the UK.