A French mint began producing the first euro coins – Europe’s new single currency.
India exploded 3 atomic bombs underground in its first nuclear tests for 24 years.
Death of Kim Philby, British-born Soviet spy .
Bradford City Football Fire
The Monty Python comedy group was formed at the BBC in London
Israel was admitted to the United Nations
Siam changed its named to Thailand
A two-day dust storm removed massive amounts of topsoil from the American Great Plains. It was one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl era
Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval, assassinated by John Bellingham, who was subsequently hanged
The first mass emigration of Palatines from Germany to N. America began
Death of Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect