The Battle of Deptford Bridge took place on this day in 1497. In 1631, Mumtaz Mahal died in childbirth. Her husband, Shah Jahan I took 20 years to build a suitable memorial. The Statue of Liberty arrived at the port of New York in 1885. Celebrating birthdays today: Ken Loach, Barry Manilow, Ken Livingstone, Jello Biafra, Venus Williams and my friend Chris. If you're in Bradford today and you run into Chris, tell him "Happy Birthday". It is Icelandic Independence Day.