ON THIS DAY.
August 11, 1915: It was reported that seven soldiers from Marsden had been wounded when a mortar shell landed among them. The most seriously hurt was Cpl Sidney Uttley, son of gamekeeper William Uttley who was murdered on Marsden moor in 1903. Cpl Uttley's right leg was amputated within 10 minutes of his injury and he died later in a casualty clearing station.
1942: Barnes Wallis (pictured) patented the bouncing bomb which was used against the German Mohne and Eder dams in 1943 by the RAF Dambusters Squadron.
1942: The new Waterloo Bridge over the Thames was opened.
1965: Violent race riots broke out in the Watts area of Los Angeles.
1975: The Government took ownership of British Leyland, the only major British-owned car company.