The forces of Charles Martel defeated the Moors in the Battle of Tours in 732. The Wuchang Uprising, which lead to the end of Imperial China took place in 1911. The Sudetenland was ceded to Nazi Germany by the Munich Agreement in 1938. The Windscale Fire happened in 1957 and London Bridge reopened in Lake Havasu, Arizona, in 1971.
Born today: Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Thelonius Monk (1717-1982), Harold Pinter (1930-2008), Charles Dance (1946), Midge Ure (1953), David Lee Roth (1955), Kirsty MacColl (1959-2000) and Martin Kemp (1961).
It is World Mental Health Day. Pretend to be sane.