Happy Anniversary: Last outing for London's famous trams
Monday 05 July 1993
National Day of Venezuela.
1865: Britain introduces world's first speed limit of 4 mph in the country, 2 mph in town. At the time, there are only two cars on the road.
1948: Jean Murray, of Ashton- in-Makerfield becomes the first baby born on the NHS.
A popular day for the death of kings: Henry II (1189) and Edward VI (1533).
1908: The Pope declares the UK, US, Canada and Holland are no longer missionary lands.
1952: The last tram ran in London.
1957: John Lennon, 17, first met Paul McCartney, 15.
1906: Britain stages its first hot-air balloon race.
1942: The Vatican allows women without stockings to enter St Peter's in Rome.
1982: Michael Fagan breaches Buckingham Palace security and sits on the Queen's bed.
1932: Harold Davidson, the Rector of Stiffkey, is found guilty of disreputable association with women. He is later defrocked for, among other things, making improper suggestions to a waitress in a Chinese restaurant. He died in 1937 after being mauled by a lion in Skegness.
1946: Margaret Roberts, Somerville College, is elected president of the Oxford University Conservatives.
1887: Paper napkins introduced at a dinner in Hastings.
1947: Government announces that Princess Elizabeth will receive extra ration coupons to purchase her wedding dress.
1958: Britain's first parking meters are installed in London's Mayfair.
National Day of Mongolia
1859: Big Ben first chimes at the Houses of Parliament.
1938: Inuit in the Arctic complain of a heatwave as temperatures soar to 67 degrees F (19C)
1950: Transmission of Andy Pandy, the first TV children's programme.
Review: Imaginative storytelling returns with vigourfilm
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
- 3 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 4 BBC’s new Game of Thrones slayer 'The Last Kingdom' relies on Saxon appeal, creators say
- 5 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories