ON THIS DAY
1810: Bogota rises against Spanish rule. The day is now Independence Day in Colombia.
1837: London’s first railway station opens at Euston.
1871: The English Football Association Challenge Cup Competition is formed, later known as the FA Cup.
1969: US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first men to set foot on moon.
1989: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is placed under house arrest for her attacks on the country’s military rulers.
2002: A fire in a discotheque in Lima, Peru kills 25 people and injures 100 more.
Birthdays: Hazel Hawke, ex-wife of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke (19292013); Natalie Wood, US actress (1938-1981); Marcia Hines, Australian singer (1953-).