A year ago . . .

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

The Bank of Eng­land braced the coun­try for weaker growth as rock­et­ing en­ergy bills and tough Gov­ern­ment cuts con­tin­ued to squeeze house­hold spend­ing. Con­stantino­ple be­came the new cap­i­tal of the Ro­man Em­pire.

Colum­bus leaves for his fourth and final voy­age to the West Indies.

prime min­is­ter Spencer Perce­val was shot dead by a bank­rupt bro­ker, John Belling­ham, as he en­tered the House of Com­mons.

Irv­ing Ber­lin was born as Is­rael Ba­line in Siberia.

Faulkner’s col­lec­tions of short sto­ries, Go Down, Moses, is pub­lished.

changed its name to Thai­land.

singer Bob Mar­ley died of can­cer.

fire broke out in the main stand of Brad­ford City foot­ball ground and 56 spec­ta­tors

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