in 1453 the One Hundred Years’ War ended, with the French defeating the English at the Battle of Castillon.
in 1717 King George I of Great Britain sailed down the Thames River on a barge with 50 musicians who premiered Handel’s Water Music.
in 1917 the British Royal Family adopted the name of the House of Windsor in place of their German family name, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
in 1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.
in 1957 TV presenter Fern Britton was born (and today also happens to be her last day on This Morning).
in 1975 The spacecraft Apollo docked with Soyuz 19 and, through a hatch, US commander Thomas P Safford shook hands with his Soviet counterpart Aleksei Leonov.
in 1999 New Scientist magazine ran an article about the health benefits of a nice cup of tea.
… and on this day in 2009 Likemind Birmingham celebrated its second birthday with coffee, tea, chat – and cakes!