Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - MEMORIES -

1789 Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton be­came the first Pres­i­dent of the United States.

1948 The Land Rover was launched at the Am­s­ter­dam Mo­tor Show.

1966 The first reg­u­lar cross-chan­nel hov­er­craft ser­vice be­gan.

1973 The Water­gate Scan­dal erupted when four of Nixon’s aides re­signed. The Pres­i­dent de­nied any in­volve­ment, but was even­tu­ally im­peached by Congress.

2000 It emerged that April was the wettest one on record with an av­er­age rain­fall of 142mm across the coun­try. The sec­ond wettest was as far back as 1782.

2009 Bri­tain for­mally ended com­bat op­er­a­tions in Iraq.

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