On This Day…
1885 English writer D.H.Lawerence is born.
1875 First newspaper cartoon slip.
1940 George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
1942 Enid Blyton publishes ‘’Five on a Treasure Island’’ first of her ‘’Famous Five’’ children’s novels, the start of one of the best-selling series ever with over 100 million sold.
1951 Florence Chadwich becomes 1st woman to swim the English Channel from England to France. It takes 16hours and 19 minutes.
1973 Chilean President Salvador Allende is deposed in a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.
2001 19 militants associated with al-Qaeda, hijacked four planes in the United State, crashing three into building with the fourth crashing in Pennsylvania and killing around 3,000 people.