Death of David Edward Sutch (Screaming Lord Sutch), British musician and maverick political leader of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Yuri Andropov became president of the USSR .
First space flight by Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space.
IBM founded by the merger of three existing businesses. The combined companies were called the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, catchy name eh!
Birth of Stan Laurel, Actor
Death of John Snow, British physician, pioneer of anaesthesia and medical hygiene; traced the source of the cholera outbreak in London in 1854;.
Indian Mutiny: Battle of Morar .
Birth of King Gustav V of Sweden .
Birth of Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher whose book The Wealth of Nations was, and still is, hugely influential.
Battle of Stoke Field – Henry VII's victory end the War of the Roses