Death of Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, won the Nobel Prize for his work on low temperature physics and the liquefaction of gases
Regular broadcast of proceedings in Parliament starts
Death of Jane Harrison GC, the only woman civilian ever awarded the George Cross. Three other women, all working behind enemy lines helping resistance groups, have also received the George Cross.
Death of Elise and Otto Hampel, executed by guillotine for treason in Berlin. This poorly educated couple hoped to turn public opinion against Hitler by leaving postcards denouncing the war in apartment blocks and offices around the city.
Birth of Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter whose songs have been recorded by hundreds of international artists.
The ‘Entente Cordiale’ is signed by Britain and France
Birth of Edmund Husserl, Austrian philosopher, founder of phenomenology