1934 – Edward Elgar, English composer, died.
1965 – Stan Laurel, British-born half of the Laurel and Hardy comedy duo, died.
1981 – Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero and a group of Civil Guards burst into the Spanish parliament, firing shots in an unsuccessful coup attempt.
1991 – Thailand’s armed forces seized power in a bloodless coup and arrested Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.
1997 – World’s first clone of an adult animal “Dolly the Sheep”.
2000 – German soccer player Lothar Matthaeus sets world record for playing 144th international match.
2003 – Howie Epstein, guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died aged 47.
2003 – Singer Norah Jones wins five Grammy Awards.
2007 – Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, author of the German World War Two novel “Das Boot”, died aged 89.
2008 – Former Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek, an architect of the country’s independence from former Yugoslavia, died.
2012 – Series of fatal bombings across Iraq.
IVOX NEWS by Reuters