Death of Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted)
Death of Arkady Shevchenko, Russian diplomat
Kosovo War: Serbia launches a military offensive against the KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army)
The album ‘War’ by U2 was released .
Moorgate tube crash in London – over 43 deaths, greatest loss of life on the Underground in peacetime. The cause of the incident was never conclusively determined
Relief of Ladysmith after a seige of 118 days
The first vaudeville theatre was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith in Boston, Massachusetts.
Birth of Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal .
Birth of Gabriele Rossetti, Italian poet, scholar and revolutionary .
Birth of René Antoine de Réaumur, French scientist Inventor of a thermometer scale.