1457: A sow is sentenced to death at Savigny, France, for infanticide. 1868: 451 convicts arrive in Fremantle, the last to be deported from Britain to Australia.
1918: The US House of Representatives votes in favour of giving the vote to women over 30.
1929: Tintin and his dog, Snowy, make their first appearance in Herge's cartoon strip in Vingtieme Siecle.
1985: Sir Clive Sinclair demonstrates the C5 electric car.
1569: England holds its first state lottery. It is condemned by critics, who say it encourages crime.
1946: Albania is proclaimed a People's Republic under its leader, Enver Hoxha.
1963: The world's first discotheque, the Whisky-A-Go-Go, opens in Los Angeles.
1864: Lancashire County Cricket Club is formed.
1982: Mark Thatcher gets lost in the Sahara on the Paris-Dakar rally.
1988: Chinese scientists announce that it is possible to breed test-tube pandas.
1874: Conscription introduced in Russia.
1929: Wyatt Earp dies peacefully in bed at the age of 80.
1814: The last London Frost Fair is held on the frozen River Thames.
1878: Alexander Graham Bell demonstrates the telephone to Queen Victoria.
1937: The first Gallup Poll in Britain.
Adult's Day in Japan
1790: Fletcher Christian and eight mutineers from the Bounty land on Pitcairn.
1867: 40 die when the ice gives way on the frozen lake in Regent's Park, London.
1878: London University gives degrees to women for the first time.
1881: The London Telephone Company publish their first telephone directory. It contains 255 names.
1920: Prohibition comes into force in the United States.
1927: The first live rugby commentary is heard on BBC radio.
1547: Ivan the Terrible is crowned first Tsar of Russia.
1769: There is a major riot at the Haymarket Theatre, London, when the star turn fails to arrive. He was a conjurer who had promised to sing several songs from inside a quart bottle.Reuse content