1756 Mozart was born in Austria
1759 Robert Burns was born
1809 Louis Braille was born He was three years old when an accident caused him to lose his sight.
1863 The London underground began operating.
1882 A.A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh was born.
1912 Robert Scott and his party reached the South Pole.
1927 The BBC began broadcasting its first programmes.
1931 Traffic police were introduced in Great Britain.
1986 Motorists were required to wear seat belts.