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.
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
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Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
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artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall during coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
Heavy metal producer's corpse to be mutilated by models as per his dying wish
Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: 'I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK'
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction
Pixie Geldof signs recording deal with Stranger Records
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd