ON THIS DAY

Evening Times - - TIMES PAST -

1560: The first Gen­eral As­sem­bly of the Church of Scot­land was held.

1915: Aus­tralian, New Zealand and British troops were evac­u­ated from the ill-fated Gal­lipoli ex­pe­di­tion.

1928: Harry Rams­den started his fish and chip restau­rant in a hut in Guise­ley, near Leeds, which soon be­came the most fa­mous in the world.

1957: At the height of his ca­reer, Elvis Pres­ley, above, re­ceived his call-up pa­pers.

1961: The Lon­don bells of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheap­side, be­gan chim­ing again. They are the Bow Bells in the rhyme Oranges And Le­mons, within the range of whose sound true Cock­neys must be born.

1982: Two Townsend Thore­sen fer­ries col­lided off Har­wich with the loss of six lives.

1990: The last re­main­ing pit in the Rhondda – Maerdy Col­liery – closed af­ter the af­ter­noon shift fin­ished, end­ing more than a cen­tury of coal min­ing.

1995: The Queen, above, urged the Prince and Princess of Wales to seek “an early di­vorce”.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The owner of a garage used by Banksy as a can­vas for an art­work said they were pay­ing for a se­cu­rity firm to pro­tect it from van­dals.

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