Death of Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist and Nobel Prize winner.
Rwanda began mass trials for the country’s 1994 genocide. There were 125,000 suspects for 500,000 murders.
Thousands of people died in a poison gas attack on Halabja, northern Iraq .
Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice-Admiral John Poindexter were indicted on charges of conspiring to defraud the.
The CIAs station chief in Beirut, William Buckley, was kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists. (He died in captivity)
Death of Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host .
The oil tanker ‘Amoco Cadiz’ ran aground off the coast of Brittany, France, spilling 220,000 tons of crude oil and causing extensive pollution.
Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro was kidnapped (and later killed) by left-wing guerrillas.
Harold Wilson Resigns
First FA Cup – Wanderers FC beat Royal Engineers AFC 1-0 at the Oval
Birth of Aleksandr Popov, Russian physicist, electrical engineer and radio pioneer
Death of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker whose signal at the battle of Copenhagen Nelson ignored by putting his telecope to his blind eye, 'I see no signal'.
Battle of Boroughbridge