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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.


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