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1066: Death of Edward The Confessor.
1531: Pope Clemes VII forbids Henry VIII from remarrying.
1719: Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian Russian pact.
1886: “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson published.
1905: Charles Perrine announces the discovery of Jupiter’s seventh satellite, Elara.
1922: Death of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton age 47.
1930: Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay’s house.
1941: Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia, dies during a ferry flight at 37.
1953: Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot (En Attendant Godot) premieres in Paris.
1968: Jimi Hendrix is jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden on drink charges after going berserk and destroying everything in his room at the Goteberg Hotel.
1979: Jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus died aged 56.
1998: Singer, producer, and politician Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, aged 62.
2001: A report reveals that former General Practioner Harold Shipman has potentially killed hundreds of patients.
2004: Ray Davies of The Kinks was shot in the leg after chasing two muggers who stole his girlfriend’s bag while on holiday in New Orleans.
2010: Memphis producer Willie Mitchell died from a cardiac arrest age 81.
2014: Portuguese football legend Eusébio da Silva Ferreira dies age 71.
BIRTHDAYS: Robert Duvall, actor, 89; King Juan Carlos I of Spain, 82; Jan Leeming, former newsreader, 78; Diane Keaton, actress, 74; Chris Stein, guitarist (Blondie) 70; Perry Fenwick, actor, 58; Vinnie Jones, actor/former footballer 55; Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner), singer, 51; Bradley Cooper, actor/director 45; January Jones, actress, 42.