1912 Captain Robert Scott, blizzard-bound in a tent 18 km from the South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far". The remaining members of Scott's expedition die.
1986 Cliff Richard and The Young Ones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Living Doll.' In aid of Comic Relief, a re-recording of his 1959 No.1, with the cast of the TV show 'The Young Ones'.
1999 Dame Thora Hird was voted Television actress of the Year at the age of 87.
1942 World War II and the bombing of Lübeck. It was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
2019 Thousands of people opposed to Britain delaying its departure from the European Union marched through central London as the government scrambled to salvage its Brexit plan.