ON THIS DAY . .
A year ago . . .
Pope Benedict (pictured) was visibly upset by accounts of the Child Abuse Commission’s report, according to one of the Irish archbishops who briefed him on it in the Vatican.
Edward the Black Prince, son of Edward III of England, died.
George Mallory, on his third attempt at conquering Everest, was seen for the last time at a point 800 feet from the summit.
Margaret Bondfield became the first British woman Cabinet Minister when she was appointed Minister of Labour.
James Earl Ray, wanted for the murder of Martin Luther King, was arrested in London travelling under an assumed name with a Canadian passport.
Spain closed the frontier with Gibraltar, hoping to cripple its economy after Britain’s refusal to hand over the colony to Spain.
Naomi James arrived back at Dartmouth in her Bermuda sloop Express Crusader after 267 days, to become the first woman to sail around the world via Cape Horn.
Russell Harty, British broadcaster and writer, died aged 53 from hepatitis.