Mass opposition to Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos ended his 21-year reign on this day in 1986, and brought Corazon Aquino to power.
Articles written by Ben Judge
The Treaty of Westminster, signed on this day in 1674, gave New Netherland – and its capital New Amsterdam – to England.
In a bid to reduce the amount of traffic entering central London, the city unveiled its Congestion Charge on this day in 2003.
London University – later University College, London – was founded on this day in 1826, becoming in the process England’s third university.
British football’s first £1m transfer took place on this day in 1979 when Trevor Francis moved from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest.
Harold Macmillan gave his famous ‘wind of change’ speech on his visit to Africa on this day in 1960, marking a change in Britain’s colonial policy.
119 years ago today, motorist Walter Arnold was caught tearing through Paddock Wood in Kent at a hair-raising 8mph, and so became the first driver in the world to get a speeding ticket.
Almost seven years after its maiden flight, and at a total cost of £1.3bn, Concorde finally entered commercial service on this day in 1976.
On this day in 1986, the first IBM personal computer was infected with the ‘Brain’ virus, spread on floppy disks.
Canadian PE instructor Dr James Naismith, working at a YMCA training school, published the 13 rules of basketball on this day in 1892.