1900 - Coca Cola goes on sale in the UK for the first time.
1908 - At the age of 60, and after a career spanning 43 years, the legendary English cricketer W.G. Grace retires from first class cricket.
1962 - Chris Bonnington and Ian Clough become the first Britons to conquer the north face of the Eiger.
1969 - American boxing legend Rocky Marciano is killed in a plane crash.
1983 - The Soviet Union shoots down a South Korean airliner, killing all 268 passengers and crew on board.
1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales and her lover, Dodi Al Fayed, are killed in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma underpass in Paris - reportedly after being chased by the paparazzi. The driver of the car, Henri Paul, is also killed.