1914 A German monoplane dropped a single bomb on Dover, the first ever to be dropped on British soil.

1965 A meteorite weighing about 100 lb (45kg) was the largest to fall on Britain and landed in the village of Barwell, Leicestershire.

1979 The first European Ariane rocket was launched.

Famous Birthdays

1960 - Carol Vorderman, television presenter

1971 - Ricky Martin, singer

1973 - Stephenie Meyer,  Author (Twilight)

1974 - Ryan Seacrest, American television host