Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was deposed
Death of Louise Peete, executed for a second murder - she served 18 years for the first. No less than 4 or her husbands also committed suicide - some lady!
Birth of Dan Maskell, British tennis player, coach and commentator .
Birth of Leo Rosten, Polish-born American author and screenwriter .
Einstein publishes Special Theory of Relativity (see 1916)
Death of Anna Maria Schwiigel, the last person to be executed in Germany for Witchcraft.
First performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion.
William III and Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain
Execution of Major Thomas Weir & Jean, his sister. An upright couple who shocked Edinburgh when he announced that they were sexual partners and he owned a Satanic walking stick.