What happened today in history?
- 1643 – Parliamentarian forces are defeated by a Royalist army led by Henry Wilmot in the Battle of Roundway Down (English Civil War).
- 1793 – Jean-Paul Marat, the French revolutionary journalist, is assassinated.
- 1985 – The Live Aid benefit concerts takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, Philadelphia (United States), Sydney (Australia) and Moscow (Russia).
Who was born today?
- 1940 – Patrick Stewart – English actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men)
- 1942 – Harrison Ford – American actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner)
- 1960 – Ian Hislop – British journalist.
- 1979 – Craig Bellamy – Welsh footballer.
Who died today?
- 1793 – Jean-Paul Marat – French revolutionary writer and scientist.