On This Day

    On This Day

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2021-01-09


    TheBoldAge takes a look back at what happened on this day in history

    Income tax was introduced by William Pitt the Younger in 1799 to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.1960 saw the beginning of the building of the Aswan dam in Egypt.The Beatles ‘65 Album reached number one in 1965 and stayed there for 9 weeks.Coal miners walked out in 1972 starting their first national strike against the government for 50 years.Michael Heseltine, the then Defence Secretary, resigned in 1986, following a row with Margaret Thatcher over the Westland helicopter affair.The iPhone was announced by Steve Jobs in 2007.

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