In a referendum, the people of Northern Ireland accepted the Good Friday Agreement, with 75% voting in favour of a N. Ireland Assembly.
British nurse Beverley Allitt was convicted of 13 charges of murder and grievous bodily harm to children in her care.
The Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) was established
Death of American bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who were shot and killed in a police ambush while driving a stolen car in Louisiana
Birth of Samuel Warren, British lawyer, Member of Parliament and author of bestselling Ten Thousand a-Year, first serialised in Blackwood's Magazine, 1839-41.
Death of George Farquhar, Irish playwright who wrote The Recruiting Officer and The Beaux' Stratagem in the last two years of his life.
Battle of Ramillies, a battle in the War of Spanish Succession won by the English, Dutch and Danish forces.
Death of Captain William Kidd, hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murdering William Moore.