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1066: Ed­ward the Con­fes­sor, Eng­land’s most pi­ous king, died.

1787: John Burke, ge­neal­o­gist and founder of Burke’s Peer­age, was born in Tip­per­ary, Ire­land.

1884: Gil­bert and Sul­li­van’s Princess Ida was pre­miered at the Savoy Theatre.

1896: Ger­man physi­cist Wil­helm Roent­gen gave the first demon­stra­tion of X-rays.

1919: The Nazi Party was founded by An­ton Drexler in Mu­nich.

1941: Amy John­son, English avi­a­tor and first woman to fly solo from Eng­land to Aus­tralia in

1930, drowned in a mys­te­ri­ous ac­ci­dent over the Thames es­tu­ary.

1948: Mrs Dale first opened her ra­dio di­ary. She was noted for al­ways be­ing “wor­ried” about her doc­tor hus­band, Jim.

1971: One-day in­ter­na­tional cricket was born when 46,000 spec­ta­tors watched Eng­land play Aus­tralia at Mel­bourne. The sched­uled Test match had been aborted by rain. 1981: The hunt for the York­shire Rip­per ended when lorry-driver Pe­ter Sut­cliffe was charged with mur­der.

English avi­a­tor Amy John­son

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