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

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

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-12-31

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    TheBoldAge looks at a few events in past times


    On this day .....Who remembers the poll tax?, Well a predecessor was the window tax, which was also pretty unpopular, it was introduced on this day in 1695. It resulted in many people bricking up their windows, some evidence of which remains to this day. In 1744 the English astronomer James Bradley announces his discovery of Earth's nutation motion, or wobble to the uninitiated. Arthur Guinness signed a whopping 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum in 1759 and started brewing Guinness at the St. James's Gate Brewery. Where they remain today. 1923 saw the BBC play the chimes of Big Ben for the first time.In 1964 Donald Campbell broke the world water speed record in Western Australia The three-day week began in Britain in 1973, as a result of power strikes. Ultimately it proved the downfall of the then Prime Minister Edward Heath.In 2017 around a 1,300 cars went up in flames in a multi-storey car park at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

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