Leicester Mercury

On this DAY


1367: Henry IV was born at Bolingbrok­e Castle, Lincolnshi­re. 1860: The Pony Express service began, running from St Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento.

1882: Jesse James, the legendary outlaw, was shot in the back by one of his own gang.

1897: Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer, died in Vienna. 1901: Richard D’Oyly Carte, English impresario best remembered as the man behind Gilbert and Sullivan and who built the Savoy Theatre to house their works, died. 1913: Suffragett­e Emmeline Pankhurst was sentenced to three years for inciting supporters to place explosives at the London home of David Lloyd George.

1922: Joseph Stalin was appointed general secretary of the Communist Party in Russia.

1987: The late Duchess of Windsor’s jewels fetched #31 million at auction. 1991: Graham Greene, one of Britain’s leading novelists for more than 30 years, died at Vevey, Switzerlan­d, aged 86.

2010: Apple released the iPad in the United States.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The only known wartime footage showing the lives of secret spies during the Second World War was donated to the Bletchley Park Trust.

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Emmeline Pankhurst

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