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1483: Martin Luther, Ger­man re­li­gious re­former, was born in Eisleben.

1683: Ge­orge II was born in Hanover.

1871: Henry Mor­ton Stan­ley, sent to Africa by his news­pa­per to find Scot­tish mis­sion­ary David Liv­ing­stone, above, fi­nally made con­tact with him at Ujiji on Lake Tan­ganyika with the words: “Dr Liv­ing­stone, I pre­sume.”

1910: Ed­ward El­gar con­ducted the first per­for­mance of his vi­o­lin con­certo, played by Fritz Kreisler, in the Queen’s Hall, Lon­don.

1928: Hiro­hito was crowned Em­peror of Japan at 27.

1982: Soviet leader Leonid Brezh­nev died of a heart at­tack, aged 75.

1988: Ge­orge Bush was elected US Pres­i­dent.

1991: In Cal­cutta, a record 95,000 peo­ple watched South Africa’s re­turn to in­ter­na­tional cricket. They won by three wick­ets.

1997: British au pair Louise Wood­ward walked free from a court in Amer­ica when judge Hiller Zo­bel re­duced her mur­der con­vic­tion to man­slaugh­ter.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: A se­ries of war memo­ri­als erected a cen­tury ago, be­fore the end of the First World War, were given pro­tected sta­tus. BIRTH­DAYS: Al­bert Hall, ac­tor, 81; Sir Tim Rice, lyri­cist, above, 74; Roland Em­merich, film direc­tor, 63; Macken­zie Phillips, ac­tress, 59; Ed­die Irvine, for­mer rac­ing driver, 53; Steve Brook­stein, singer, 50; Eve, rap­per and pro­ducer, 40.

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