1814 – The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
1916 – 1st German air attack on London
1918 – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia & Germany abdicates
1919 – US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons
1987 – South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
1990 – Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore’s longest-serving Prime Minister
1990 – Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain’s PM, replaced by John Major
1994 – Norway votes against joining European Union
1997 – First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.