On this day

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - SERIAL -

• 1620: The 101 Pil­grim Fathers set sail from Ply­mouth in the Mayflower, cap­tained by Myles Stan­dish.

• 1861: The Post Of­fice Sav­ings Bank was in­sti­tuted.

• 1908: Car firms Buick and Oldsmo­bile merged to form Gen­eral Mo­tors.

• 1946: Have A Go be­gan on the Light Pro­gramme, with Wil­fred Pick­les and his wife as Ma­bel at the ta­ble. Pick­les started

each pro­gramme by say­ing, ‘’How do, ’Ow are yer?’’

• 1963: Malaysia be­came in­de­pen­dent – and a mob cel­e­brated by burn­ing down the Bri­tish em­bassy. • 1968: The “two-tier’’ postal sys­tem was in­tro­duced in Bri­tain – First and Se­cond class. • 1977: Opera singer Maria Cal­las was found dead in her Paris flat, aged 53.

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