The Mongol Yuan Dynasty defeated the Song Dynasty at the Battle of Yamen, bringing and end to the Song Dynasty. Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened in 1932. India and Bangladesh signed a friendship treaty in 1972.
Born today: Georges de la Tour (1593-1652), Tobias Smollett (1721-1771), David Livingstone (1813-1873), Richard Burton (1821-1890), Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), Patrick McGoohan (1928-2009), Ursula Andress (1936), Glenn Close (1947).
Today is the day that the swallows traditionally return to the mission at San Juan Capistrano, California.
But the only thing that really matters is that the very lovely and talented Mr. Terry Hall was born in Coventry on this day in 1959. *Sigh* Happy birthday, Tel. (I need to go lie down now...)