1788: Lord Byron, English poet, was born George Gordon in London. He succeeded to his title through an uncle. 1901: Queen Victoria died at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, aged 81. 1924: James Ramsay MacDonald became Britain's first Labour Prime Minister.
1927: The Football League game between Arsenal and Sheffield United was the first to be broadcast. 1944: The Allied Army landing began at Anzio, Italy.
1947: Fresh meat ration was reduced to 1s (5p) worth weekly.