The Granada Massacre took place on this day in 1066. Around 4,000 Jews, almost the entire Jewish population of Granada, were killed in one day. The Battle of Wakefield took place in 1460. The Pirates of Penzance was performed for the first time in Paignton. Lincoln's Inn accepted its first female student in 1919 and the USSR was formed in 1922.
Born today: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), Bo Diddley (1928-2008), John Hartford (1937-2001), Paul Stookey (1937), Michael Nesmith (1942), Davy Jones (1945), Patti Smith (1946), Jeff Lynne (1947), Tracey Ullman (1959) and Tiger Woods (1975).
It is Rizal Day in the Philippines.