On This Day.
1909: The first Woolworth's store in Britain opened in Liverpool.
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 Air Raid Precautions (ARP) was an organisation in the United Kingdom dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air-raids. It was created in 1924 as a response to the fears about the growing threat from the development of bomber aircraft. 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 Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was the thirty-eighth Vice President of the United States, serving under President Lyndon Johnson. Humphrey twice served as a United States Senator from Minnesota, and served as Democratic Majority Whip. and American Independent candidate George C Wallace in the presidential election.
1991: Robert Maxwell For other persons named Robert Maxwell, see Robert Maxwell (disambiguation).
Ian Robert Maxwell MC (June 10, 1933 – November 5, 1991) was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and formerly Member of Parliament (MP), who rose from poverty to build an extensive , millionaire publishing tycoon, was found dead at sea, hours after disappearing from his yacht off the Canary Islands.