ON THIS DAY.
1916: A Military Tribunal in Holmfirth heard a mill owner plea for exemption for his workers from serving in the armed forces. They included a scourer, a teaser, a fettler, a loom tuner, a presser and a foreman in the yarn department.
1711: The first edition of The Spectator was published.
1932: The baby son of US aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped. He was found dead on May 12.
1940: Vivien Leigh (pictured) won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind.
1966: Chancellor of the Exchequer James Callaghan said Britain would switch to decimal currency from 1971.
1978: Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery three months after burial. It was found 10 miles away on May 17.