On his way back to England after the Third Crusade, Richard I was imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria in 1192. After eight months and a loss of more than 10,000 Anzac troops, the last of the Australian troops was evacuated from Gallipoli in 1915. A freight train carrying more than 1,000,000 litres of petrol derailed in the Summit Tunnel near the village of Todmorden in West Yorkshire. The petrol was ignited and the resultant fire was the largest underground fire in history. The Picasso painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch and a painting by Brazilian artist Candido Portinari were stolen from the Museum of the Arts of São Paulo in 2007.
Born today: Jenny Agutter (1952) and Billy Bragg (1957).