1769: Honoretta Pratt is cremated, the first official cremation in Britain.
1818: The first blood transfusion using human blood is performed at Guy's hospital.
1897: Britain's first motorbus service begins in Bradford.
1968: The censorship of stage plays is abolished.
1887: Emile Berliner is granted a patent for the gramophone.
1950: A blue moon is visible in south-east England.
1955: Birds Eye fish fingers go on sale in Britain.
1888: First appearance of the name "Jack the Ripper" - on a letter to the Central News Agency.
1919: Lloyd George calls the railwaymen's strike an "anarchist conspiracy".
1745: "God Save the King" is first sung in public at the Drury Lane Theatre.
1894: Simon Marks and Tom Spencer open their first Penny Bazaar in Manchester.
1904: A woman is arrested for smoking on 5th Avenue, New York.
1930: George Bernard Shaw turns down a peerage.
1946: The BBC Third Programme begins broadcasting.
1950: Bell Telephone Co begin testing the first telephone answering machine.
1906: The first hot-air balloon race is staged in Paris.
1938: Neville Chamberlain says: "I believe it is peace in our time."
1939: Identity cards are issued in Britain for the first time.
1947: The Government tells women it is in the national interest for them to save cloth by avoiding the fashion for longer skirts.
1760: Lady Coventry dies after painting her face with white lead - one of the earliest recorded martyrs to cosmetics.
1870: Introduction of the postcard and the halfpenny stamp.
1880: The Edison Lamp Works in New Jersey manufactures the first electric light bulbs.
1908: The Model T Ford becomes the first left-hand drive car.
1928: Elastoplast dressings are first manufactured in Hull.
1961: The last steam train runs on the London underground.
1971: Disneyworld opens in Florida.
1974: London's first McDonalds opens.Reuse content