A year ago . . .

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

Five out of nine lo­cal staff from the UK em­bassy de­tained in Tehran were re­leased, Ira­nian of­fi­cials said. Iran’s me­dia said lo­cal em­ploy­ees at the UK mis­sion were held over their role in protests against June’s dis­puted pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

1613:

The Globe The­atre in London burned down af­ter a can­non was fired dur­ing a Shake­speare play and set fire to the straw roof.

1620:

Af­ter ear­lier de­nounc­ing smok­ing as a health haz­ard, King James I banned the grow­ing of to­bacco in Bri­tain.

1801:

The first cen­sus in Bri­tain was car­ried out show­ing a pop­u­la­tion to­talling 8,872,000.

1855:

The Daily Tele­graph was pub­lished in London for the first time, price twopence, with Al­fred Bate Richards its first edi­tor.

1868:

The Press As­so­ci­a­tion, the UK’s na­tional news agency, was founded in London.

1956:

Ac­tress Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe, pic­tured, mar­ried play­wright Arthur Miller.

1960:

BBC Tele­vi­sion Cen­tre opened in London.

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