A year ago . . .
The mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden was “justified, lawful and right”, David Cameron said. The Prime Minister added that the killing of the al Qaida leader represented a “massive step forward” in tackling terrorism. 1814Louis
XVIII took the throne of France after Napoleon’s defeat and exile by the allies. 1903Bing
Crosby (pictured), was born in Tacoma, Washington, as Harry Lillis Crosby. 1903The
first electric train ran through the Mersey Railway tunnel between Liverpool and Birkenhead. 1934Author
HG Wells predicted there would be a major world war by 1940. 1951The
Festival of Britain was opened by King George VI on a bombsite near London’s Waterloo station. 1952Newcastle
United be- came the first team since 1891 to win two English FA Cup Finals in succession by beating Arsenal 1-0. 1968The
first heart transplant in Britain was carried out at the National Heart Hospital, Marylebone, London.