1122 Death of Ralph d'Escures, Archbishop of Canterbury
1632 The birth of English architect Christopher Wren. He was responsible for the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral following the Great Fire of London
1996 Oscar winners 'Wallace and Gromit' disappeared after being left in a taxi in New York. Both the life-size plastic models from Britain's award winning animation film were later found safe and well
2003 Canon Derek Ingram Hill, gentleman and scholar, died. He was long associated with Canterbury, esp the Cathedral. *
1910 RMS Olympic is launched at the Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast.