ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1 year ago…Hollywood sex scandal.
As the sex scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein grows, British police announce they are probing UK allegations of inappropriate behaviour by the Hollywood producer.
5 years ago…Kylie split. Pop star Kylie Minogue, below, confirms that she has broken up with boyfriend Andres Velencoso. The Aussie singer had been dating the Spanish model for five years.
8 years ago… Miner miracle. In a drama that grips the world, 33 miners are brought to the surface at Copiapó, Chile, after being trapped underground for 69 days.
22 years ago…Winning formula.
British racing driver Damon Hill wins the Japanese Grand Prix to seize the driver’s world championship title.
30 years ago…Spycatcher sensation.
The then government fails to stop publication of the controversial book Spycatcher, written by former secret service agent, Peter Wright.
46 years ago…Cannibal crash. Uruguayan Air Force Flight
571 crashes 11,000ft up on a glacier in the Andes. The survivors face starvation and resort to eating the flesh of dead passengers. After
72 days 16 people are rescued.
55 years ago…. Beatlemania begins. The Beatles appear on the London Palladium TV show, and the press begin to coin the term “Beatlemania” to describe the hysteria surrounding them.
60 years ago… Paddington arrival.
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond is released. The stories about the bear from Peru, above, taken in by a British family, go on to sell 35million copies worldwide.
75 years ago…Italy changes sides.
After the overthrow of the dictator Benito Mussolini during World War Two, the new Italian government backs its former foes, the Allies and declares war on Germany instead.
226 years ago…White House started.
The foundation stone of the US President’s official residence is laid in Washington DC. But George Washington, below, the first person to hold the office, dies before the building is finished.
482 years ago… Tudor revolt. An uprising begins across the country against King Henry VIII’s break with the Roman Catholic Church. Known as the Pilgrimage Of Grace, it is eventually supressed.