1. 1903 - The Daily Mirror is published for the first time
2. 1917 - British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour submits a declaration of intent to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
3. 1932 - The Hunger Marchers Army is broken up by police in Trafalgar Square and the marchers are dispersed and escorted out of London
4. 1936 - BBC Television Service launches, becoming the world's first regular public television service with a high level of image resolution.
5. 1947 - The Hughes Flying Boat - the largest aircraft ever built - is piloted by designer Howard Hughes on its first and only flight
6. 1960 - Penguin Books is acquitted of the charge of publishing obscene material in the case over Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence.
7. 1965 - A man dies when he sets himself on fire to protest Vietnam War in front of the Pentagon.
8. 1966 - Friends star David Schwimmer is born
9. 1973 - Vice-president Gerald R. Ford approves the decision to investigate President Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate Scandal. This investigation would determine whether or not the President should be impeached.
10. 1986 - David Jacobsen, an American held hostage in Beirut by Muslim fundamentalists, is released after 17 months in captivity
11. 1995 - The former South African Defence Minister, General Magnus Malan, is arrested and charged with apartheid-related murders
Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com
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