Death of Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor .
The Irish Government lifted the 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and Sinn Féin. (The ban was also lifted in the UK in September of that year)
Death of Richmal Crompton, British writer (Just William)
Death of Edna Purviance, American actress .
Death of Thomas Hardy, British writer .
The Grand Canyon National Monument was created .
Start of Anglo-Zulu war
Birth of George Curzon, British statesman, Viceroy of India
Birth of Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer, founder of Selfridges department store in London.