1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, the gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
1819 Odd Fellows Lodge established
1900 Guglielmo Marconi is granted a UK patent for a system of tuned coupled circuits that allow simultaneous radio transmissions on different frequencies, allowing adjacent stations to operate without interfering with one another.
1921 The first motor cycle police went on duty in London.
1926 The birth, in Alderley Edge, Cheshire of David Coleman, former sports commentator and TV presenter who worked for the BBC for almost fifty years. In 2000, he was awarded the Olympic Order, the highest honour of the Olympic movement.