The FTSE 100 built on Tuesday’s gains yesterday, climbing a further 0.4% to close at 6,399.
Articles written by Ben Judge
On this day in 1962, the Kennedy administration issued its famous ultimatum – either the USSR removes its nuclear weapons from Cuba or else.
Almost exactly a year after setting off, Mao Zedong and his army of communists arrived at the foot of the Great Wall of China on this day in 1935.
The FTSE 100 took a beating yesterday, dragged down by Shire’s share-price collapse, and investors’ fears over the global economy. The index closed down 2.8% at 6,211.
On this day in 1987, winds of up to 115mph ravaged southern England, as the worst storm for nearly 300 years hit, causing devastation.
On this day in 1884, Greenwich was chosen as the prime meridian of longitude, settling the matter of time once and for all.
By far the tallest building in London at the time, the Post Office Tower was officially opened by Harold Wilson on this day in 1965.
On this day in 1927, cinema-goers descended on the premiere of ‘The Jazz Singer’ to see ‘the world’s greatest entertainer’ Al Jolson in one of the first ‘talkies’.
On this day in October 1908, Henry Ford’s “car for the great multitude” – the Model T – was unveiled to the public. Over the next 19 years, 15 million would be built.
On this day in 1829, the first of London’s ‘Peelers’ hit the streets as the Metropolitan Police Force began its patrols.