4004BC: According to James Usher, the date of the Creation. At 9am, precisely, as John Lightfoot pointed out.
1918: The Commons votes to allow women to become MPs.
1926: A decree in Rome bans women from public office.
1857: In Sheffield, Cambridge men form the first soccer club.
1861: The Pony Express Mail Service ceases operation.
1951: Margaret Roberts (later Thatcher) polls 27,760 votes in the Dartford constituency. She is defeated by NN Dodds who gets 40,094.
1957: The first nuclear civil defence manual advises wearing hats and gloves and using lots of soap and water in the event of nuclear attack.
1881: Wyatt Earp defeats the Clanton gang in a gunfight at the OK Corral.
1909: Austria proposes a tax on bachelors.
1662: Charles II sells Dunkirk to Louis XIV.
1901: First use of a getaway car in a shop robbery in Paris.
1931: The last General Election not to be held on a Thursday. (It was Tuesday.)
1929: Above Florida, Mrs TW Evans is the first person to give birth in an aeroplane.
1943: The Court of Appeal in London rules that savings from housekeeping money belong to the husband.
1949: First appearance on television of Sooty with Harry Corbett.
1927: Russian archaeologist Peter Kozlov, discovers the tomb of Genghis Khan.
1986: The final section of the M25 is opened.Reuse content