What happened today in history?
- 1295 – The Auld Alliance is formed between Scotland and France against England.
- 1610 – John Guy sets sail to Newfoundland with 39 colonists.
- 1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London.
- 1954 – First television news is broadcast on BBC.
- 2009 – Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam tennis title by beating Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final.
Who was born today?
- 1966 – Gianfranco Zola – Italian footballer and manager.
Who died today?
- 2011 – Cy Twombly – American artist.