Pirate radio station Radio Caroline was raided by British and Dutch governments officials and vital equipment seized or destroyed
Hungerford Massacre – Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with a rifle
Death of Groucho Marx, actor and comedian
Referendum held in Germany when voters approved combining the roles of Chancellor and President to give Adolf Hitler sole executive power as Führer.
The first All-American Soap Box Derby was held in Dayton, Ohio
Afghanistan gained its independence from the United Kingdom
Birth of Humphrey Jennings maker of documentaries such as Listen to Britain (1942), Fires were Started (1943), and A Diary for Timothy (1945).
Birth of Coco Chanel, couturier
Birth of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, French fashion designer .
Birth of Orville Wright, pioneering aviator
Birth of James Nasmyth (or Nasmith), Scottish engineer who invented the steam hammer.
Bonnie Prince Charlie raises standard at Glenfinnan
Birth of John Dryden, Poet Laureate
Death of Andrea Palladio, architect
Edward I crowned on his return from the Crusades
Death of Caesar Augustus, Roman Emperor