1. 1760 - King George III of Britain is crowned
2. 1881 - Pablo Picasso is born in Malaga, Spain
3. 1917 - Russia's 'October Revolution', which involved the capture of the Winter Palace in Petrograd takes place
4. 1920 - King Alexander of Greece dies from blood poisoning that resulted from a bite from his pet monkey.
5. 1962 - American author John Steinbeck is awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
6. 1973 - John Lennon sues the U.S. government, claiming that his fight against deportation was prejudiced by U.S. officials
7. 1976 - The Queen officially opens the UK's National Theatre on the South Bank, London
8. 1984 - Europe grants £1.8m in emergency aid to help combat famine in Ethiopia
9. 1990 - James 'Buster' Douglas, who had knocked out the undefeated Mike Tyson to win the World Heavyweight title, is floored by Evander Holyfield in the 3rd round. This was Douglas' only defence of that title
10. 1995 - Cliff Richard receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II
11. 2004 – Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned
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