On this day.
1504: Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, was born. He had a long nose and was extremely inquisitive, hence the expression 'Nosey Parker'. 1637: The first Poet Laureate, Ben Jonson, died in poverty. 1844: The first press telegram in Britain was sent to The Times announcing the birth of Prince Alfred to Queen Victoria. 1859: 'Worth a guinea a box' appeared on Beecham's Powders packets - the first known advertising slogan. 1890: Murderer Walter Kemmler was the first man to die in the electric chair at Auburn Prison in New York.
1945: The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, from B29 bomber Enola Gay.