ON DE­CEM­BER 1...

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In 1955, black seam­stress Rosa Parks was ar­rested by po­lice in Mont­gomery, Alabama, af­ter re­fus­ing to give up her seat on the bus to a white per­son.

In 1976, Bill Grundy in­ter­viewed the Sex Pis­tols on Thames TV’s To­day pro­gramme. Full of ex­ple­tives and well be­fore the wa­ter­shed, it ended Grundy’s ca­reer — but made the Pis­tols a house­hold name.

In 1990, tun­nels dug un­der the English Chan­nel met, as planned, in the mid­dle. Europe and the UK were linked to­gether for the first time since the Ice Age. The first man through was a Bri­tish con­struc­tion worker called Gra­ham Fagg from Dover.

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