In 2004, Sir Peter Ustinov, the actor whose 60-year career included Oscar-winning roles in “Spartacus”’ and “Topkapi,” died in Genolier, Switzerland; he was 82. (Baltimore Sun photo, 1983)
1797: Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine.
1930: The names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.
1939: The Spanish Civil War ended.