The government of Pakistan was overthrown by the military in a bloodless coup. Pervez Musharraf became Prime Minister
The UN announced that the worlds population had reached 6 billion
US Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. (Became law on 28th October).
IRA Bomb Grand Hotel Brighton
British punk rocker Sid Vicious was arrested for murder after his girlfriend Nancy Spungen’s body was found in their New York hotel.
Equatorial Guinea became independent from Spain .
1st Morris Minor Built
Oswald Mosley Marches down Mile End Rd
American bank robber John Dillinger escaped from jail in Ohio .
The US Justice Department acquired Alcatraz Island and announced plans to turn it into a federal maximum-security prison.
The first iron lung was used, at Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts..
Edith Cavell Executed
Birth of Ann Petry, American novelist .
Death of Robert Stephenson, British civil engineer who built many longspan railway bridges, most notably the Britannia bridge over the Menai Strait, north Wales, and also made improvements to locomotive design
Birth of Isaac Newton Lewis, American army officer, inventor of the Lewis Gun.
The song Three Blind Mice was first published by English composer Thomas Ravenscroft in Deuteromelia, a collection of rounds and catches
Richard the Lionheart Leaves England for the Crusades