1543: Henry VIII celebrates his sixth and final marriage, to Catherine Parr.
1794: Nelson loses the sight in his right eye.
1930: Don Bradman scores 334 against England in the Leeds Test match.
1989: A judge in Cleveland, Ohio, orders a shouting woman to have her mouth taped shut.
1837: Buckingham Palace become the official royal residence as Queen Victoria moves in.
1860: Marine private John Dalliger, of HMS Leven, becomes the last member of the Royal Navy to be executed at the yard-arm.
1871: Crystal Palace, London, hosts the world's first cat show.
1955: Ruth Ellis become the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
1867: Alfred Nobel demonstrates his new invention of dynamite at a quarry in Redhill, Surrey.
1945: Ban lifted on allied troops in Germany fraternising with local women.
1795: La Marseillaise becomes official French national anthem.
1869: Margarine patented by Hippolyte Mege Mouries of Paris.
1913: A woman is arrested for wearing a split skirt in Richmond, Surrey.
1935: The world's first parking meters, invented by Carlton Magee, become operational in Oklahoma City.
1945: First atom bomb exploded in New Mexico.
1408: A sow is hanged in the town of Pont de Larche, France: 'for the crime of having murdered and killed a little child'.
1917: The British Royal Family decide to change their name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.
1967: Britain's first Anti-Litter Week is launched.
1927: The British Medical Association expresses concern at the 'threat' of a possible medical service.
1969: Mary Jo Kopechne drowns in Chappaquidick river after an accident in an Oldsmobile driven by Edward Kennedy.Reuse content