On this day...
1297: Scottish hero William Wallace defeated the English at Stirling Bridge.
1895: The FA Cup was stolen from football outfitters William Shillock in Birmingham - 68 years later an 83-year-old man confessed that he had melted it down to make counterfeit half-crown coins.
1915: The first Women's Institute was formed in Anglesey, Wales.
1972: The BBC TV quiz programme Mastermind was first transmitted.
2001: 2,977 people - 67 of them British - were killed when passenger jets hijacked by al-Qaida terrorists struck the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon outside Washington. A fourth hijacked plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.