Winchester Cathedral was dedicated in 1093. The Venus de Milo was discovered on the island of Melos in 1820. Liaquat Ali Khan and Jawaharlal Nehru signed the Liaquat-Nehru Pact in 1950, intended to guarantee minority rights in Pakistan and India and avert a war between them. Jomo Kenyatta was sentenced to 7 years of hard labour and indefinite detention thereafter for alleged involvement in the Mau Mau Rebellion in 1952.
Born today: Mary Pickford (1892-1979), Sonja Henie (1912-1969), Jacques Brel (1929-1978), Kofi Annan (1938), Vivienne Westwood (1941) and Julian Lennon (1963).