In 1996 – The Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania, where 35 people were murdered.
In 1973 – Bobby Charlton played in his 606th and last League match for Manchester United.
In 1945 – Benito Mussolini is executed.
In 1923 – The first match at Wembley when Bolton beat West Ham United 2-0 in the FA Cup Final. The official attendance was 126,047 but around 200,000 gained access to the ground.
In 1910- The first night air flight by Claude Grahame White in England.
In 1916 – Ferruccio Lamborghini is born.
In 1789 – Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on HMS Bounty against Captain William Bligh.
In 1770 – Captain James Cook, aboard the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay.
On this day – it was Oskar Schindler (1908-1974) and Saddam Hussein’s (1937-2006) birthday…apart from that…they didn’t really have that much else in common.