1874 The Herne Bay Herald suggests post office authorities employ additional postmen during the summer season to avoid late delivery of letters *
1962 Unhappy with Pete Best's role in The Beatles, Brian Epstein and the other three members decided to sack him. He played his last gig at The Cavern, Liverpool, two years and three days after he first performed with them.
1877 Thomas Edison coined the telephone greeting "Hello." He suggested the use of "Hello" to the president of the Telegraph Company to answer the phone instead of "Ahoy, ahoy" suggested by Alexander Bell. *
1940 A Dornier Do17 is shot down 1 mile east of Reculver. Three of the crew are killed and one captured
1988 Glasgow passport office started to issue the new EEC passports. It was the first office to be computerised to dispense the burgundy coloured documents, which replaced the traditional blue ones. Reception to them was mixed.