On this day
Roman Emperor Claudius I died after eating poisoned mushrooms as a result of a plot inspired by his wife, the Empress Agrippina.
The body of the Anglo Saxon King, Edward (the Confessor), was transferred to a new shrine and October 13 has been celebrated as his feast day ever since.
Lillie Langtry, British actress and mistress of Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales, was born in Jersey.
Greenwich was adopted as the universal time meridian of longitude, from which standard times throughout the world are calculated.