Oct 14, 2017
On this day in 1996 A lone gunman kills 16 children and their teacher at a school in Dunblane
On this day in 1963 Large parts of the British railway system are uneconomic and under-used, says a report from the chairman of the British Transport Commission, Dr Richard Beeching
On this day in 1982: The Falklands War begins, after the Argentine flag is hoisted over South Georgia,
Oh and Exactly 25 years ago, on August 17, 1982, Royal Philips Electronics manufactured the world's first compact disc at a Philips factory in Langenhagen,
On this day in 2013 Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, dies aged 87
On this day in 1912 RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden - and final - voyage
On this day in 1955 A safe and effective vaccine against polio is revealed to the world
On this day in 1942 The people of Malta are awarded the George Cross in recognition of their continuing struggle against attack by Germany.
On this day in 1964 Twelve men involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963 are sentenced to a total of 307 years in prison.
Oh, and on this day in 2019 the Notre Dame du Paris burnt down.
On this day in 1984 Police officer Yvonne Fletcher is killed and 10 people are injured as shots are fired from the Libyan People's Bureau in central London.
Thank you Harold.
On this day in 1956 British Chancellor Harold Macmillan unveils plans for the premium bond state saving scheme, offering cash prizes - including a £1,000 jackpot - instead of interest.
On this day in 1906 The Great San Francisco Earthquake, a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Northern California coastline.
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