On this day

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FEATURES - On this day last year:

1860: The first world ti­tle fight took place near Farn­bor­ough, Hamp­shire, when Tom Say­ers took on Amer­i­can John Heenan. Af­ter 37 rounds – two hours and 27 min­utes – the match was de­clared a draw.

1937: A Bri­tish at­ten­dance record at a foot­ball match was set when 149,547 peo­ple watched the Scot­land v England clash at Ham­p­den Park, Glas­gow.

1956: Pre­mium Bonds were launched by chan­cel­lor Harold Macmil­lan.

1960: Amer­i­can rock star Eddie Cochran died in a car crash near Chip­pen­ham in Wilt­shire while on tour with Gene Vin­cent.

1961: An at­tempt by Cuban ex­iles and US forces to in­vade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and over­throw Castro’s Com­mu­nist regime, was re­pulsed.

1984: Con­sta­ble Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead out­side the Libyan Peo­ple’s Bureau in cen­tral London. She had been polic­ing a small demon­stra­tion out­side the em­bassy.

2013: Mar­garet Thatcher’s funeral was held at St Paul’s Cathe­dral, pic­tured.

Prince Harry was praised for help­ing change at­ti­tudes af­ter re­veal­ing he sought coun­selling to come to terms with the death of his mother. To submit a photo for the P&J ju­nior club, send it in ad­vance, along with your child’s name, ad­dress and date of birth, to yourlife@ajl.co.uk or phone 01224 343335.

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