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1537: The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, is formed 1609: Galileo demonstrates the first telescope 1768: Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth on his first voyage, bound for the Pacific 1875: Captain Matthew Webb (pictured)makes the first unassisted swim across the English Channel, in 21 hours and 45 minutes 1919: The first scheduled passenger service by aeroplane takes place, from Paris to London 1944: Paris is liberated after four years, as the Germans surrender 1967: The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 1972: The CAT scan is first introduced in the UK 2001: Singer Aaliyah is killed in an air crash in the Bahamas at the age of 22

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 25, 2019
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