LOSE YOURSELF IN 1970
The first Boeing 747 jumbo jet landed in the UK, as Pan Am Flight Two from New York into Heathrow on 22 January. 324 passengers made the trip, arriving seven hours late. The flight back is only 4.5 hours late!
An inauspicious start then…
The 1846-50-built Britannia Bridge, designed by Robert Stephenson and linking Anglesey with mainland Wales, is seriously damaged by a fire caused by kids playing on it. When rebuilt, the rail crossing loses its tubular iron box sections.