On this day on history...
1100 – Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey;
1305 – William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London where he is put on trial and executed;
1620 – The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America;
1914 – The Empire Theatre, on the corner of Stockwell Gate and Rosemary Street, opened in Mansfield town centre;
1930 – The Plaza, later Granada, cinema opened on West Gate, Mansfield town centre;
1940 – The Dave Clark Five bassist Rick Huxley is born. He died in 2013, aged 72;
1962 – Nelson Mandela is jailed in South Africa for five years, for inciting strikes and leaving the country without permission. He would not be released until 1990 after being convicted of further crimes while behind bars;
1962 – Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died, aged 36;
1966 – The Beatles’ album Revolver, featuring tracks such as Taxman and Eleanor Rigby, is released;
1968 – Scottish racing car driver Colin McRae was born. He died in a helicopter crash in 2007, aged 39;
1973 – Fluoride was added to Mansfield’s water supply for the first time;
1980 – The Tesco superstore on Oak Tree Lane, Mansfield, was opened.
1984 – Actor Richard Burton, star of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Becket and Anne of the Thousand Days, died, aged 58;
1989 – Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers had their first of three UK number ones, with Swing The Mood;
1995 – Mansfield-raised farming magnate Sir John Eastwood died in Farnsfield, aged 86.
2000 – Oscar-winning actor Sir Alec Guinness, star of The Bridge on the River Kwai, Oliver Twist and Star Wars, died, aged 86;
2010 – Thirty-three Chilean miners are trapped 700 metres underground in the Copiapó mining accident. They were eventually freed 69 days later;
Happy birthday to...
Angry Anderson, who sang Suddenly, the soundtrack to Scott and Charlene’s wedding in Neighbours, broadcast in the UK in 1988, 69 today;
Ray Clemence, former England and Liverpool goalkeeper, 68 today;
The X Factor judge Louis Walsh, 64 today;
Basketball superstar Patrick Ewing, Jamaican-American basketball player and coach, 54 today;
Nottingham Panthers ice hockey star David Clarke, 35 today;
England defender and former Nottingham Forest loanee Ryan Bertrand, 27 today.