1499: Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London.
1585: Death of composer Thomas Tallis.
1859: Birth of William H Bonney, better known as Billy The Kid.
1869: The clipper Cutty Sark is launched In Dumbarton.
1897: The pencil sharpener is patented by J L Love.
1906: Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, is convicted of polygamy.
1910: Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen is hanged aged 48 for the murder of his wife.
1943: British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operations.
1963: The first ever episode of Doctor Who, starring William Hartnell, is broadcast by the BBC.
1990: Death of author Roald Dahl.
1991: Freddie Mercury confirms he has AIDS.
2001: Death of Mary Whitehouse aged 91
2003: Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
2012: Death of actor Larry Hagman. Aged 81.
2014: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan. On the same day, Lewis Hamilton wins his second World Formula 1 Drivers Championship.
2015: President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans female genital mutilation.
2016: Death of actor Andrew Sachs aged 86.
2017: Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in Italy.
BIRTHDAYS: Alan Mullery, former footballer, 78; Bruce Hornsby, musician, 65; John “Jellybean” Benitez, music producer, 62; Maxwell Caulfield, actor, 60; Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, 57; Kirsty Young, broadcaster, 51; Zoe Ball, broadcaster, 49; Alison Mosshart, singer (The Kills/The Dead Weather) 41; Kelly Brook, model, 40; Miley (Destiny Hope) Cyrus, singer, 27.