ON THIS DAY

Evening Times - - CITY CENTRE -

AD 138: Hadrian, Ro­man Em­peror who planned the wall across north­ern Bri­tain, died. 1099: Span­ish war­rior Ro­drigo Diaz de Bi­var – El Cid – died in Va­len­cia, ap­par­ently of grief af­ter de­feat by the Moors.

1460: The York­ists de­feated the Lan­cas­tri­ans and cap­tured Henry VI at the Bat­tle of Northamp­ton.

1553: Lady Jane Grey was pro­claimed Queen of Eng­land at the age of 16 – she lasted only nine days be­fore be­ing ar­rested and ex­e­cuted.

1871: Author Mar­cel Proust (above) – A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (Re­mem­brance Of Things Past) – was born in Paris.

1954: Gordon Richards rode his last mount – at Sandown – the 21,834th of his nearly 34-year-long ca­reer.

1958: The first park­ing me­ters in Bri­tain were in­stalled in Lon­don’s May­fair.

1962: Tel­star I, the world’s first tele­vi­sion tele­coms satel­lite, was launched in Amer­ica.

2011: The News of the World bade farewell to its read­ers af­ter 168 years with the sim­ple words “Thank you & good­bye”.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: A man who stole a statue of Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe from on top of a Hol­ly­wood pub­lic art in­stal­la­tion was sen­tenced to a year in jail, pros­e­cu­tors said.

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