Horatia Nelson Thompson
1801 The birth of the illegitimate daughter of Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. She was christened Horatia Nelson Thompson. One of Nelson’s last wishes was that Horatia should take the name Nelson. He left her £200 a year in his will, adding : “I desire she will use in future the name of Nelson only.”
Desert Island Discs
1942 The first broadcast of Desert Island Discs on BBC radio, devised and presented by Roy Plomley. It is the longest-running factual programme in the history of radio.
1943 The birth of Tony Blackburn, English disc jockey. He broadcast on the “pirate” stations Radio Caroline and Radio London in the 1960s and was the first disc jockey to broadcast on BBC Radio 1, in 1967.