Dubbed the ‘Austerity Games’, the XIV Olympiad opened in London to 85,000 spectators on this day in 1948.
Articles written by Ben Judge
Forebear of the European Union, the European Coal and Steel Community came into being in 1952 following the Treaty of Paris.
At 2:56 AM GMT on this day in 1969, six and a half hours after landing the ‘Eagle’ lunar module, Neil Armstrong took his first small step on the moon’s surface.
The Humber bridge was officially opened on this day in 1981. The controversial bridge took nine years to build and cost over £150m.
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799, and its subsequent decryption, revealed the secrets of the pharaohs hidden in the hieroglyphic script.
Neil Woodford recently revealed the top ten holdings in the new Woodford Equity Income fund. Now he’s gone one step further and announced the holdings in full.
The FTSE 100 ended its run of losses on Friday, adding 0.3% to close at 6,690.
On 9 July, 1877 the first Championships began at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon. It is the oldest tennis championship in the world.
The “greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped” took place today in 1928 when the Chillicothe Baking Co put on sale ‘Kleen Maid Sliced Bread’.
On 3 July 1884, the world’s first stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Index, was published by Charles Dow.