On this day
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.
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