1625 - King Charles I married Catholic princess Henrietta Maria of France and Navarre, at Canterbury.
1842 - Queen Victoria became the first British Monarch to travel by train.
1893 - The first British Ladies Golf Championship took place in St Agnes.
1917 - German aircraft carried out the first bombing raid on London.
1922 - Austrian authorities announced the country was bankrupt.
1944 - The first flying bomb was dropped in London.
1953 - Jim Peters became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours 20 minutes.
1956 - Real Madrid won the first European Cup.
1974 - Prince Charles made his maiden speech in the House of Lords.
1975 - Inflation reached 25 per cent.
1981 - At the Trooping the Colour ceremony, 17-year-old Marcus Sarjeant fired six blank shots at the Queen as she rode on horseback.
1982 - Fahd became King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.