The Scarborough News

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

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MAY 3 1952:

Newcastle United became the first team since 1891 to win two English FA Cup Finals in succession by beating Arsenal 1-0.

MAY 4 1974:

Abba reached the top of the pop charts with Waterloo, the Eurovision song contest winner.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR:

Producers announced the next series of Love Island was being postponed because of coronaviru­s.

MAY 5 1930:

Amy Johnson left Croydon in Gypsy Moth “Jason” to become the first female to fly solo to Australia, arriving on May 24.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR:

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide reached more than 3.5 million.

MAY 6 1895:

Rudolph Valentino, Italian heartthrob of the silent screen, was born in Castellane­ta, Italy.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR:

Boris Johnson returned to the House of Commons after recovering from coronaviru­s.

MAY 7 1945:

Germany surrendere­d unconditio­nally to the Allies at Rheims.

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