HAPPENED THIS DAY.
1924: The government rejected the idea of a Channel Tunnel.
1928: In Britain, women over the age of 21 were given the vote. 1937: Amelia Earhart disappeared during her round-the-world flight from California.
1964: American President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Bill prohibiting racial discrimination. 1985: The Church of England approved the ordination of female deacons.
2002: Steve Fossett became the first person to travel the circumference of the globe in a hot air balloon on his own, without stopping.
2005: Thousands of protesters took part in a Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh in the run-up to the G8 summit.