ON THIS DAY
1066 Normans under William the Conqueror defeat English at Battle of Hastings.
1824 Publication of The Australian, the first privately published paper in the colony. 1944 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than face execution for conspiracy against Adolf Hitler. 1959 Tasmanian-born film star Errol Flynn dies suddenly aged 50 in Vancouver, Canada. 1964 US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr is named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. 2005 English actor Daniel Craig named as the new James Bond. Birthdays: Dwight D Eisenhower, US general and 34th president (1890-1969); Sir Roger Moore, English actor (1927-2017); Ralph Lauren, US fashion designer (1939-); Sir Cliff Richard, British singer (1940-); Pete Murray, Australian singer-songwriter (1969-); Mia Wasikowska, Australian actress (1989-).