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.
TV Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
Jeff Fletcher found fame in 1990s
'At times I thought he was me'film
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