1536 - Anglican priest William Tyndale was captured at Antwerp where he was strangled and burnt. He is credited with making the first English translation of the Bible.
1847 - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London.
1889 - In Paris, the Moulin Rouge opened its doors to the public for the first time.
1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.
1973 - Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in an attempt to win back territory that had been lost in the third Arab-Israel war.
1979 - Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit the White House.