1968: United Nations Security Council Resolution 253 imposed mandatory economic sanctions against white minority-ruled Rhodesia.
1829: Sir Humphry Davy, Cornish chemist and inventor of the Davy safety lamp for miners, died aged 50 in Switzerland.
1660: The Restoration of the monarchy became a reality when, after landing at Dover two days earlier, the future King Charles II entered London amid scenes of great rejoicing. It was his 30th birthday.
Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules