1817 - Novelist Jane Austen died of Addison’s Disease at the age of 42.
1877 - Thomas Edison made the first successful recording of the human voice.
1919 - The Cenotaph war memorial was unveiled in Whitehall.
1921 - Albert Calmette and Camole Guerin gave the first BGC jab to a child in France.
1923 - British women were given equal divorce rights to men under the Matrimonial Causes Bill.
1925 - Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ was published.
1934 - The Mersey Tunnel opened; at the time, the world’s longest underwater tunnel.
1951 - Joe Walcott became the oldest heavyweight boxing champion at 37 days and 168 days.
1953 - truck driver Elvis Presley went to Memphis Recording Service and paid $4 to make his first ever private recording.
1955 - Disneyland opened in California. The park had cost $17 million to build.
1971 - Football legend Pele made his last appearance for Brazil.