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;
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.