1866 The Aeronautical Society of Great Britain was formed in London, thirty seven years before the Wright Brothers achieved the first successful powered flight

1976 Crime writer Dame Agatha Christie died, leaving a final book waiting to be published.

2001 Sven Goran Eriksson became the first foreign coach of the England football team.

Famous Birthdays

1932 - Des O'Connor, TV presenter

1944 - Joe Frazier, boxer

1954 - Howard Stern, 'Shock Jock'

1974 - Melanie  Chisholm, singer