The minimum wage was introduced in Britain
A federal district judge in Little Rock, Arkansas, dismissed a sexual harassment case against US President Bill Clinton (Paula Jones case).
The unpopular and ill-fated poll tax was introduced in Scotland
Death of Marvin Gaye, American soul singer, songwriter and music producer, shot by his father during a family dispute
Iran became an Islamic Republic and the Shah was overthrown
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Apple Computer formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
VAT introduced in Britain
The Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump jet went into service with Britains RAF. It was the first aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing
The Faroe Islands received autonomy from Denmark and became selfgoverning .
Nazi Germany organised a one-day boycott of Jewish-owned businesses. This was the beginning of what would become the Holocaust.
The Royal Air Force was formed when the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps merged.
The British Territorial Army was founded .
Birth of Abraham Maslow, American psychologist who developed the hierarchy of human needs.
The Mumbai Fire Brigade founded.