1966 John Surtees, British racing driver, won the Mexican Grand Prix
1967 British farmers began slaughtering cattle following a severe outbreak of 'foot and mouth' disease
1868 Birth of Frederick William Lanchester, English car and aeronautics pioneer who built the first British petrol car (1896) and founded the Lanchester Engine Co in 1899.
1860 Canterbury artist Sidney Cooper laid the first stone of the Theatre Royal in Guildhall Street *
1852 John Ingleton, landlord of the Golden Lion, Broad Oak, was fined 16s for keeping his house open for the sale of beer during the hours of divine service. *