What happened on this day in history...

World War One veteran Harry Patch died in 2009, aged 111.
World War One veteran Harry Patch died in 2009, aged 111.

On this day in history...

1603 – King James VI of Scotland was crowned King James I of England;

1923 – Actress Estelle Getty, who starred as Sophie in The Golden Girls, is born. She died in 2008, aged 84;

1939 – It was announced the firm of Barringer, Wallis & Manners was to be absorbed by the Metal Box Co;

1943 – World War II: Italian leader Benito Mussolini is forced out of office by the Grand Council of Fascism;

1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music

1997 – Golfer Ben Hogan, a nine-time major winner, dies aged 84;

1998 – Jamiroquai scored their first UK number one with Deeper Under Ground;

2000 – Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, killing 113 passengers.

2009 – Harry Patch, Britain’s last surviving World War One Tommy, dies aged 111;

Happy birthday

Actor Matt LeBlanc, star of Friends and host of Top Gear, is 49 today;

Footballer Kevin Phillips is 43 today;

Former Nottingham Forest footballer Jean-Claude Darcheville is 41 today;

Louise Brown, the world’s first test-tube baby, is 38 today.