The Chronicle - - Feedback - Ja­panese Crown Prince Hiro­hito dur­ing a visit to Eng­land in 1921

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Mar­tin Luther, Ger­man re­li­gious re­former, was born in Eisleben.

Ge­orge II was born in Hanover. The US Marine Corps was founded.

Henry Mor­ton Stan­ley, sent to Africa by his news­pa­per to find Scot­tish mis­sion­ary David Liv­ing­stone, fi­nally made con­tact with him at Ujiji on Lake Tan­ganyika with the words: “Dr Liv­ing­stone, I pre­sume.”

Ed­ward El­gar con­ducted the first per­for­mance of his vi­o­lin con­certo, played by Fritz Kreisler, in the Queen’s Hall, Lon­don. Ap­plause was de­scribed as wor­thy of the vic­tory of the Bat­tle of Trafal­gar.

Hiro­hito was crowned Em­peror of Ja­pan. The Crown Prince, aged 27, had been re­gent for seven years be­fore tak­ing over from his sick fa­ther. Soviet leader Leonid Brezh­nev died of a heart at­tack, aged 75.

Ge­orge Bush was elected US Pres­i­dent.

In Cal­cutta, a record 95,000 peo­ple watched South Africa’s re­turn to in­ter­na­tional cricket. They won by three wick­ets.

Bri­tish au pair Louise Woodward walked free from a court in Amer­ica when judge Hiller Zo­bel re­duced her mur­der con­vic­tion to man­slaugh­ter.

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