on this day.
1367: Henry IV was born at Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire.
1860: The Pony Express service began, running from St Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento.
1882: Jesse James, the legendary outlaw, was shot in the back by one of his own gang.
1897: Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer, died in Vienna.
1901: Richard D'Oyly Carte, English impresario best remembered as the man behind Gilbert and Sullivan and who built the Savoy Theatre to house their works, died.
1913: Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst was sentenced to three years for inciting supporters to place explosives at the London home David Lloyd George.
1922: Joseph Stalin was appointed general secretary of the Communist Party in Russia.
1987: The late Duchess of Windsor's jewels fetched PS31million at auction.
1991: Graham Greene, one of Britain's leading novelists for more than 30 years, died at Vevey, Switzerland, aged 86.
2010: Apple released the iPad in the United States.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR Brazen thieves stole the front end of a Vauxhall Corsa while it was parked outside the driver's house.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS Doris Day, actress, 97; Alec Baldwin, actor, 61; David Hyde Pierce, actor, 60; Eddie Murphy, actor/comedian, 58; Kenny Logan, former rugby union player, 47; Will Mellor, actor, 43; Leona Lewis, singer, 34.