On this day
St Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died.
The first performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeomen Of The Guard took place at the Savoy Theatre, London.
SOS was established as an international distress signal, replacing the call sign CDQ.
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was renamed Yugoslavia.
The aerosol was patented by LD Goodhue and WN Sullivan.
Britain’s first atomic weapon was exploded in the Monte Bello Islands, off Australia.
The Bolshoi Ballet appeared at Covent Garden for the first time.
The postcode, required in the addressing of mail for mechanical sorting, was first used in Britain in Norwich.
Kim Kardashian West left Paris on a private jet after she was robbed at gunpoint of £8million-worth of jewellery.