1584 Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible, died.
1802 Beethoven’s ‘moonlight Sonata’ was published.
1824 The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was founded.
1856 Covent Garden Opera House was destroyed by fire.
1886 Coca-Cola was introduced.
1888 English Football League was formed.
1904 Glenn Miller was born.
1922 Only three out of thirty-two horses finished the Grand National.
1931 ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was adopted as America’s national
1935 Speed limit of 30mph was imposed for motorists.
1948 Heathrow airport was opened.
1959 Lou Costello, partner of Bud Abbot, died.