LETTER: On This Day.
1901: A getaway car was used for the first time, after thieves
robbed a shop in Paris. 1936: Mrs Wallis Simpson was granted a divorce
from her second husband, leaving her free to marry King Edward VIII.
1938: Dupont announced its new synthetic fibre would be called
'nylon'. 1955: The Welsh football team beat England 2-1 in
Cardiff. 1962: The Rolling Stones made their first recording in a studio
at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. 1964: Sonny Bono married
Cher. 1969: It was announced that all wildlife in a 3,000 acre radius of
Camberley in Surrey was to be destroyed after a rabid dog bit two
people. 1969: P&O announced it would be ceasing its passenger
service to India after 130 years. 1986: The BBC launched its daytime
television service. 1995: The Independent Television Commission awarded
the licence for Britain's fifth and final terrestrial television
channel to Channel 5 Broadcasting, a consortium led by the Pearson and
MAI media groups.