565: St Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness.
1138: English defeat the Scottish at Cowton Moor, Yorks.
1485: Henry Tudor’s forces defeat Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the final battle in the War of the Roses.
1582: James VI of Scotland is captured.
1642: The English Civil War begins between Royalists and Parliament.
1717: Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
1770: James Cook’s expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.
1848: The US annexes New Mexico.
1862: Birth of French composer Claude Debussy.
1864: The first Geneva Convention adopted “for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field” is signed by 12 nations.
1894: Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.
1903: Death of former Prime Minister Lord Salisbury aged 73.
1910: Japan annexes Korea.
1921: J Edgar Hoover becomes assistant director of the FBI.
1922: Irish nationalist leader Michael Collins is killed in an ambush by anti-treaty forces during the Irish Civil War aged 31.
1926: Gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
1930: Australia regain The Ashes.
1932: The BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts.
1941: Nazi troops reach Lenningrad.
1942: Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy.
1952: The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
1953: The Shah of Iran returns to Tehran.
1954: Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Maserati.
1956: Elvis Presley begins work on his first feature film, Love Me Tender.
1962: A failed assassination attempt on French president Charles de Gaulle.
1966: Britain’s largest manufacturing company ICI announces 1,000 redundancies.
1969: The Beatles meet up at John Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park home in Ascot for their final ever photo session.
1971: Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment.
1972: Rhodesia is thrown out of the Olympic Games with just four days to go before the opening ceremony in Munich. On the same day, an IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down, killing nine people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians.
Tonight’s TV (Tuesday)
|12.50||Common Market Cook-Book|
|13.25||Felix the Cat|
|14.30||Come Out Alan Browning-We Know You’re in There|
|15.15||Let’s Face It|
|19.05||Queenie’s Castle |
Sit com starring Diana nDors
|19.35||Movie of the Week|
|21.00||Armchair Theatre: The Left Overs |
Drama starring Anton Rogers and Ann Bell
|22.00||News at Ten|
|22.30||Mike, Phil and Albert|
|23.30||Children to Children|
|10.00||The Flashing Blade|
|13.00||The Race to the White House|
|13.53||Aelwyd ac Eiddo|
|19.40||Film: Road to Morocco (1942) |
Comedy starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour
|21.00||Nine O’Clock News|
|21.25||Dieppe 1942 Documentary|
|22.25||Film 72 |
Barry Norman looks at the week’s film releases including The Godfather
|22.50||A Lasting Joy|
|23.15||Cradle of England|
|23.45||Late Night News|
|20.00||The New Masters|
|21.25||Out of the Unknown: The Last Witness |
A man is washed up on an island. Although he is a stranger to the people there, he knows things about them and what will happen to them.
|22.15||A Matter of Discipline|
|23.00||News on 2|
|23.05||Late Night Line-Up Interview|
1978: Kenyan president, Jomo Kenyatta, dies aged 89 at his home in Mombasa. On the same day, Sandinistas occupy the National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua.
1986: Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, John Stalker, was cleared of misconduct after it was alleged he had attended social events where members of Manchester’s leading villains “The Quality Street Gang” were present.
1999: Farmer Tony Martin is arrested after a suspected burglar is killed at his Norfolk farmhouse.
- Mi Chico Latino – Geri Halliwell
- Better Off Alone – Alice Deejay
- If I Let You Go – Westlife
- Drinking In LA – Bran Van 3000
- Summer Son – Texas
- Unpretty – TLC
- Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
- When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
- Wild Wild West – Will Smith
- Stop The Rock – Apollo Four Forty
- The Man Who – Travis
- By Request – Boyzone
- Come On Over – Shania Twain
- The Hush – Texas
- Mary – Mary J Blige
- The Very Best Of – Elvis Costello
- Gold – Greatest Hits – ABBA
- Ricky Martin – Ricky Martin
- The Party Album – Vengaboys
- My Love Is Your Love – Whitney Houston
2004: The Scream and Madonna, paintings by Edvard Munch are stolen at gunpoint from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. On the same day,, Justine Henin of Belgium wins the women’s singles tennis gold medal at the Athens Olympics 6-3, 6-3 over Amélie Mauresmo of France.
2011: Songwriter and producer Jerry Leiber died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 78. On the same day, songwriter Nicholas Ashford, one half of the married duo Ashford and Simpson, died of complications from throat cancer, in New York.
2014: John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman, is denied parole by New York State officials for the eighth time.
2015: A vintage Hawker Hunter plane crashes onto the A27 dual carriageway road during the Shoreham airshow in Britain killing at least 11 people. On the same day, the Athletics World Championships open in Beijing, China.
2019: South Korea says it is leaving an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in an escalation of the rift between the two countries.
BIRTHDAYS: Fred Milano, singer (Dion and the Belmonts) 81; Steve Davis, snooker champion, 63; Vernon Reid, singer (Living Colour) 62; Debbie Peterson, drummer (The Bangles) 59; Roland Orzabal, singer-songwriter (Tears For Fears) 59; Tori Amos, singer-songwriter, 57; Mats Wilander, former tennis star, 56; Ty Burrell, actor, 53; Steve Cradock, guitarist (ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller) 51; Richard Armitage, actor, 49; Kristen Wiig, comedian/actress/writer, 47; Sheree Murphy, actress, 45; James Corden, actor/writer/TV host 42; Dua Lipa singer-songwriter, 25.