ON THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Star - - WIRED - By JAMES MOORE

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.

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