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 2020-12-03


    Looking back at on this day in history has the potential to help us make sense of today's world

    On this day ......It's a red letter day, in 1795 Sir Rowland Hill, who was the leading light in the founding of the postal system, the 'Penny Post' was born.Its 'off the rails' in 1836 Britain saw its first fatal rail derailment. Three people were killed at Great Corby, near Carlisle in Cumbria.In 1909 King Edward VII dissolved Parliament as no budget had been passed. In doing so, goods such as cars and alcohol became tax free.What a right royal 'carry-on' in 1936 The Royal Family cancelled all their engagements when the news came through of Edward VIII's decision to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson. Plunging the monarchy into a full blown constitutional crisis.Dismissed!, 1944 Britain 'stood down' the Home GuardWings release Mull of Kintyre. began a nine week run heading the charts. It was the first single to sell over 2 million in the UK.'Egg on her face' albeit eventually. Junior Health minister Edwina Currie provoked an outcry by saying that most of Britain's eggs were infected with salmonella in 1988.

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