Happened this day.
1910: Alice Stebbins Wells, a former social worker, became the world's first policewoman. She was appointed by the Los Angeles Police Department. 1923: As the German mark collapsed, pounds 1 was equal to 600 million marks. 1940: The Lascaux Caves were discovered in France. They contained prehistoric wall paintings.
1943: Benito Mussolini, imprisoned by the Allies, was rescued by German parachutists.
1953: Senator John F Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier. The 800-person guest list included the entire Senate. 1960: MOTs for cars were introduced in the UK.
1970: Concorde landed at Heathrow Airport for the first time.
1972: Two British trawlers were sunk by Icelandic gunboats in the Cod War. 1974: Inflation pushed the cost of a Mini up to pounds 1,000.
1990: The Liberal Democrats unveiled their new logo - 'the Bird of Freedom'. 1994: A man was injured after climbing into the lion's enclosure at London Zoo. 2000: The government announced it was to introduce 'Sarah's Law' after talks with Sarah Payne's parents. 2003: New ultrasound scanning techniques showed for the first time that babies smile, cry and blink inside the womb.
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Sep 12, 2009|
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