1970 Coronation Street screened its 1000th episode.
1790 Birth of Edward John Dent, English clockmaker and inventor whose chronometers were noted for high accuracy. His patents in this field included compasses for navigation and surveying.
1685 The beginning of the 'Bloody Assizes' in England with Judge Jeffreys regularly sentencing people to death
1966 The Beatles topped the charts with 'Revolver'.
1937 Three Sturry boys were drowned while bathing below the cliffs at Beltinge. Two other boys were saved. *