1760 - George III is crowned King of Great Britain, at the start of what became a 60-year reign - the second longest of a British Monarch hitherto.
1860 - Italian unification leader, Guiseppe Garibaldi, proclaims Victor Emmanuel as King of Italy.
1881 - The legendary Gunfight at the OK Coral takes place outside Tombstone, Arizona. The clashes are between the Ike Clanton gang and the US Marshal Virgil Earp, his deputised brothers Wyatt and Morgan, and the alcoholic Doc Holliday.
1914 - Birth of Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.
1965 - The Beatles go to Buckingham Palace to be presented with their MBEs by the Queen.
1986 - Conservative politician and fiction writer, Jeffrey Archer, is forced to resign from the deputy chairmanship of the party following allegations he made a payment to a prostitute to avoid a scandal.