On this day

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1784 : John Wes­ley signed the “deed of dec­la­ra­tion” of the Wes­leyan faith. 1900 : In the Boer War, Gen­eral Buller re­lieved Lady­smith, be­sieged by Boer forces for 118 days. 1912 : The world’s first parachute jump from an aero­plane was made over Mis­souri, USA, by Al­bert Berry. 1940 : Sandy’s Half Hour be­gan on ra­dio, with Sandy MacPher­son at the or­gan. It was the start of the mod­ern lis­ten­ers’ re­quest pro­gramme. 1948 : The Royal Fam­ily went to see Danny Kaye, pic­tured, at the Lon­don Pal­la­dium, the first “non-com­mand per­for­mance” at­tended by a reign­ing monarch. 1966 : Liver­pool’s Cav­ern Club, where the Bea­tles made their name, went into liq­ui­da­tion. 1975 : A train from Dray­ton Park crashed through buf­fers at Moor­gate tube sta­tion and killed 42 peo­ple. 1989 : In Lon­don’s Covent Gar­den, the world’s big­gest lit­ter bin was un­veiled – it was spon­sored by fast-food op­er­a­tor Ken­tucky Fried Chicken.

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