1879 About 150 British troops repelled a Zulu attack at The Battle of Rorke's Drift, immortalised in the 1964 film 'Zulu'.
1790 The Bounty mutineers, under the command of Fletcher Christian, landed on Pitcairn Island.
1571 The Royal Exchange was officially opened by Elizabeth I who awarded the building its royal title & license to sell alcohol. *
1647 Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
1901 King Edward VII makes his accession speech at the age of 59 in London