A year ago . . .
Five out of nine local staff from the UK embassy detained in Tehran were released, Iranian officials said. Iran’s media said local employees at the UK mission were held over their role in protests against June’s disputed presidential election.
The Globe Theatre in London burned down after a cannon was fired during a Shakespeare play and set fire to the straw roof.
After earlier denouncing smoking as a health hazard, King James I banned the growing of tobacco in Britain.
The first census in Britain was carried out showing a population totalling 8,872,000.
The Daily Telegraph was published in London for the first time, price twopence, with Alfred Bate Richards its first editor.
The Press Association, the UK’s national news agency, was founded in London.
Actress Marilyn Monroe, pictured, married playwright Arthur Miller.
BBC Television Centre opened in London.