ON THIS DAY

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1520: Mon­tezuma II, last Aztec ruler, was killed in Mex­ico City dur­ing the Span­ish con­quest. 1800: The Glas­gow Po­lice Act, the first such Act in Bri­tain, was fi­nally passed. This al­lowed the for­ma­tion of the City of Glas­gow Po­lice. 1837: A Bri­tish Act of Par­lia­ment abol­ished pun­ish­ment by pil­lory. 1894: London’s Tower Bridge was of­fi­cially opened to traf­fic by the Prince of Wales. 1934: Hitler’s ri­val Ernst Rohm and hun­dreds of in­flu­en­tial Nazis were mur­dered by the SS in what was dubbed “The Night of the Long Knives”. 1936: Mar­garet Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind was pub­lished. 1940: Ger­man forces oc­cu­pied the Chan­nel Is­lands. 1960: Nor­man Bates was un­leashed onto the world when Hitch­cock’s clas­sic chiller Psy­cho pre­miered in New York. ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Boris John­son an­nounced he would not stand in the Tory lead­er­ship race.

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