The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
On this day
1477: William Caxton issued the first dated, printed book from his printing press in Westminster. It was Dictes Or Sayengis Of The Philosophres.
1626: St Peter’s in Rome was consecrated.
1910: There were more than 100 arrests when suffragettes tried to storm the House of Commons.
1916: The first battle of the Somme ended.
1926: George Bernard Shaw refused to accept the Nobel Prize money of £7,000 awarded to him a year earlier. He said: “I can forgive Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.” 1928: The first Mickey Mouse cartoon, Steamboat Willie, was shown.
1933: BBC Radio’s In Town Tonight was first broadcast.
1987: The worst fire in the history of the London Underground killed 31 people at King’s Cross.
1991: Beirut hostage Terry Waite and American Thomas Sutherland were released by their proIranian Islamic Jihad captors.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The death toll from the Northern California wildfire had climbed to 76, while nearly 1,300 people remained unaccounted for, it was reported.