ON THIS DAY.
1312: Edward III, King Of England from 1327, was born.
1460: Prince Henry Of Portugal - Henry The Navigator - died aged 66. 1805: Johann Georg Lehner invented the hot dog.
1850: Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde, was born in Edinburgh.
1851: The start of a telegraphic service between London and Paris. 1941: HMS Ark Royal torpedoed by German U-boat, she sank the next day.
1947: Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer, resigned after admitting he had disclosed tax proposals to a reporter minutes before he presented the Budget. 1954: Great Britain won the first Rugby League World Cup, defeating France 16-12 in Paris.
1969: Anti-war protesters in Washington, DC staged a symbolic "March Against Death".
1970: A 120mph tropical cyclone hit the densely populated Ganges Delta region of east Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. 1990: Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first web page on a NeXT workstation.
1994: Voters in Sweden decided to join the European Union in a referendum.
LAST YEAR: French President Francois Hollande joined survivors and victims' families at a commemoration at the Bataclan concert hall to mark one year since the Paris terrorist attacks.
BIRTHDAYS: George Leonard Carey, Baron Carey of Clifton, former Archbishop of Canterbury, 82; Howard Wilkinson, former football manager, 74; Joe Mantegna, actor, 70; Chris Noth, actor, 63; Whoopi Goldberg, actress, 62; Steve Zahn, actor, 50; Kelly Sotherton, former heptathlete, 41; Dana Vollmer, American former swimmer, 30.
Birthdays: Whoopi Goldberg and Joe Mantegna