Death of Sosuke Uno, Japanese Prime Minister (1989) .
Death of John Betjeman, British poet laureate
Death of Ronald Colman, British actor .
Birth of Colin Chapman, British car designer and engineer, founder of Lotus Cars.
The world's first national parks service was established in Canada.
Birth of Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (Olympic gold medal) .
Death of Jamsetji Tata, founder of the Tata group of companies, one of India's largest multinational businesses.
The Ringling Brothers Circus gave its first performance, at Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA
The first public performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, Omaha, Nebraska.
Commonwealth declared, starting 11 years when England was a republic.
Elizabeth I orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Marriage of Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Prince of Wales. After his death she married his brother Henry VIII, King of England.