On This Day.
1912: The British Board of Film Censors was appointed.
It decided on two classifications - Universal and Not Suitable for Children.
1937: The Air Raid Precautions Bill was introduced in the Commons.
1956: A popular uprising in Hungary was crushed by Soviet tanks and troops, with an estimated 20,000 Hungarians killed.
1968: Republican Richard Nixon defeated vice-president Hubert Humphrey and American Independent candidate George C Wallace in the presidential election.
1991: Robert Maxwell, millionaire publishing tycoon, was found dead at sea, hours after disappearing from his yacht off the Canary Islands.