On this day in history ...........................

    On this day in history ...........................

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-11-10


    TheBoldAge takes a look back at some of the events that have helped shaped history and some that haven't done much

    On this day ........Did you know that London's first black mayor was elected in Battersea in 1913, John Archer, born of Jamaican parents. He wasn't the first though, that honour went to Allen Glaser Minns, who became the Mayor of Thetford, Norfolk in 1904.In 1942 Winston Churchill, on hearing of the victory at El Alamein, said 'This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.'Coniston Water hosted Donald Campbell in 1958, who broke the water speed record. recording a top speed of 248mph.In 1968, England and Yorkshire fast bowler Fred Trueman announced his retirement.Sesame Street entered the living rooms on the small screen on this day in 1969 In 1977 the first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown was conceived. Little known but the IVF process took place in a Petri dish, not a test tube.

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