ON THIS DAY.
| 1606: Guy Fawkes, chief conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot, was hung, drawn and quartered. | 1788: Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart), the Young Pretender, died in Rome. | 1797: Composer Franz Schubert was born in Vienna, Austria.
| 1868: The four great bronze lions at the base of Nelson's Column were completed by painter Sir Edwin Landseer and positioned in Trafalgar Square. | 1910: Dr Crippen poisoned his wife, then cut her in small pieces and buried her remains in the cellar. | 1953: More than 300 people died in widespread flooding in Kent, Essex and East Anglia.
| 1956: AA Milne, English writer of children's books, notably Winnie The Pooh, died in Hartfield, Sussex.
| 1983: Wearing seat belts in cars became compulsory in Great Britain.
| ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Actress Sienna Miller gave evidence at Andy Coulson's phone-hacking trail, speaking at the Old Bailey via video link from New Orleans.