The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

On this day



Mohammed, founder of the Islamic religion, died in Mecca.


George Mallory, on his third attempt at conquering Everest, was seen for the last time at a point 800ft from the summit.


Margaret Bondfield became the first British female cabinet minister when she was appointed Minister of Labour.


James Earl Ray, wanted for the murder of Martin Luther King, was arrested in London travelling under an assumed name with a Canadian passport.


Spain closed its frontier with Gibraltar, hoping to cripple its economy after Britain’s refusal to hand over the colony.


Naomi James arrived back at Dartmouth in her Express Crusader after 267 days, to become the first woman to sail around the world via Cape Horn.

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