The Queen announced that Buckingham Palace would open to the public for the first time to raise funds to repair Windsor Castle.
Birth of Fred Zinnemann director of High Noon (1952), From Here to Eternity (1953) and A Man for All Seasons (1966).
Oxford University agreed to allow female students to sit examinations, but they would not be awarded degrees
Death of Edward Wortley Montagu, inveterate traveller and a complete rogue, one of England's more colourful 18th century characters.
Birth of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who led the British in their defeat of Napoleon and later became Prime Minister.
Acts of Supremacy passed in Parliament, ending papal jurisdiction over England & Wales; established Church of England