British war hero Jackie Mann, a former Battle of Britain pilot, was kidnapped in Beirut. (Released September 1991)
Peace talks between the USA and North Vietnam began in Paris .
Pierre Pflimlin became Prime Minister of France .
US Vice-President Richard Nixon’s limousine was attacked by rockthrowing anti-US demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
The first commercial FM radio station in the USA was launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. (The station is now known as WDRC-FM)
Royal Flying Corps (later the RAF) founded in Britain
Birth of Dame Daphne Du Maurier author of the novels Jamaica Inn (1939 ) and Rebecca (1940), and the short story The Birds, which became films.
First convicts sent to Australia
Birth of Carl Linnaeus creator of the taxonomical classification of plants.
Battle of Langside – Mary's flight to England and her imprisonment by Queen Elizabeth I