1950 – China entered the Korean War on the side of North Korea against South Korea and the United Nations (UN), the United States is the UN’s principal participant.
1966 – Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first UK gig as a private showcase at The Scotch of St. James in London.
1995 – Singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, – 1st rock star to be knighted.
2002 – Irish actor Richard Harris—who was notable not only for his formidable talent in portraying the intense, volatile, and rebellious hell-raising characters that established his image but also for conducting his real life in a similar manner—died in London.
2017 – First fossil of an ichthyosaur (marine reptile, 152 million years old) found in India. Reports published in “Plos One” science journal.
Via Britannica / On This Day