1871: The University Tests Act abolished the requirement for fellows and students of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham, who were not studying divinity, to be practising members of the Anglican church.
1332: Isabella, the eldest daughter of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, was born in Woodstock. In 1365, at the comparatively late age of 33, she married Enguerrand de Coucy, a young French nobleman who was a hostage in England.
1977: Wernher von Braun, developer of the German V2 and American Saturn V rockets, died in Virginia.
Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules