1905 The earliest recorded British beauty show was held at Newcastle Upon Tyne, in north-east England

1964 The government announced that Dr. Richard Beeching, who instigated major and controversial changes to the rail network, was to quit his post.

2013 Former MP Denis MacShane was jailed for six months for expenses fraud after admitting submitting 19 fake receipts amounting to £12,900

Famous Birthdays

1971 Corey Haim, actor

1978 Jodie Marsh

1995 Isabella Castillo, actress