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With the Winged Thistle proudly in place Finsbury Park's D9003 "MELD" hauls the 1A35 10:00 Edinburgh - King's Cross "The Flying Scotsman" down Gamston Bank on the 18th March 1966.

 

 

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1966
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January

17 - UK bakers put one penny on the price of a standard loaf - now 1/3d.
20 - The Queen commutes the death sentence on a black prisoner in Rhodesia.
24 - 117 die as Air India airliner crashes into Mont Blanc.
29 - A bill permitting random breath tests on drivers is published in the UK.
31 - US planes resume bombing of Vietnam after 37-day pause.

February

1 - Actor/comedian Buster Keaton dies aged 70.
4 - 133 are killed as plane crashes in Tokyo bay.
8 - Freddie Laker buys three BAC 111 airliners for independent use.
9 - UK Government announce plans for Nuclear power plant at Dounreay.
10 - Watney's increase price of a pint by 1d - now 1/8d.
28 - UK prime minister Wilson calls election for March 31st.

March

1 - UK government announces switch to decimal currency.
3 - BBC announce plans to broadcast in colour.
5 - British Boeing crashes into Mount Fuji in Tokyo killing 130.
17 - Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott complete first space docking with Gemini 8.
.......Arkle wins the Gold Cup.
20 - Footballs World Cup goes missing from Westminster Central Hall.
23 - First official meeting for 400 years of the Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury.
25 - Direct route of the Eiger is conquered by four Germans and a Scot.
26 - Anglo wins the Grand National.
27 - World Cup is found by Pickles - a mongrel dog and his owner in South London garden.

April

1 - Labour win UK election with overall majority of 96%.
4 - USSR Luna X goes into orbit around the moon.
8 - US evacuate Americans from Da Nang in Vietnam.
9 - Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti in France - despite being married in Italy!!
18 - Sound of Music wins Oscar for best film.
19 - Myra Hindley and Ian Brady go on trial at the Old Bailey for the "Moors Murders".
.......Australian troops fly into Vietnam.
21 - State opening of parliament is televised for first time.
30 - Hoverlloyd begin first regular cross-channel hovercraft services between Ramsgate & Calais.

May

1 - Britain's John Surtees wins Syracuse Grand Prix in Sicily.
4 - UK dentists & doctors to receive pay rises between 10 & 35% giving average wage of 4000.
6 - "Moors Murderers" Hindley and Brady are sentenced to life.
14 - FA Cup: Everton 3, Sheffield Wednesday 2.
21 - Cassius Clay defeats Henry Cooper to retain world heavyweight title.
22 - Jackie Stewart wins Monaco Grand Prix.
25 - Lady Zia Wernher's Charlottetown wins the Derby.
30 - Graham Hill wins Indianapolis 500.

June

1 - Bob Dylan appears at the Royal Albert Hall with an 'Electric' backing band!
......AA announce first subscription increase since 1905 - from two to three guineas.
3 - USSR un-manned Surveyor lands on moon.
6 - First episode of "Till Death Us Do Part" screened on the BBC.
7 - James Meredith is shot and wounded as he takes part in Mississippi civil rights march.
......Ronald Reagan becomes governor of California.
8 - Tories ask for script of "Till Death Us Do Part" as it calls Heath a "grammar school twit".
11 - Mary Quant and Peter Sellers receive OBEs.
20 - James White gets 18 years for his part in the "Great Train Robbery".
29 - Barclays introduce Barclaycard - first British credit card.
30 - US bomb Hanoi for first time.

July

2 - Wimbledon winners: Men - Santana, Women - Billie Jean-King.
11 - BMC and Jaguar announce a merger.
30 - Football World Cup: England 4, West Germany 2.
31 - Race riots flare in the US.

August

1 - UK pleasure boat sinks of Cornish coast killing 31.
4 - Kray twins are taken in for questioning.
7 - Jack Brabham wins the German Grand Prix.
14 - US spacecraft Orbiter 1 orbits Moon.
27 - Francis Chichester sets off on lone round-the-world voyage.
31 - British airliner crashes in Yugoslavia killing 92.

September

2 - Yorkshire become county cricket champions.
10 - west-end musical Oliver ends run after 6 years 3 months.
15 - HRH Queen Mother launches nuclear submarine "Resolution" at Barrow.
19 - US singer Joan Baez leads black children to an all-white school in Mississippi.
25 - 174 are killed in Japanese typhoon.
27 - BMC lay off 7,000 workers and announce 11,000 redundancies by 11th November.
29 - 20 Argentinean nationalists invade the Falkland Isles.
30 - Argentinean invaders on the Falklands surrender to Catholic priest.

October

2 - Jim Clark wins US Grand Prix.
3 - Basutoland becomes independent as Kingdom of Lesotho.
4 - UK government invokes price and wage freeze.
11 - The GPO announce all homes will have postcodes starting with Croydon on 5th November.
.......Car makers Jensen present the 'Interceptor'.
18 - Queen pardons Timothy Evans hanged in 1950 for killing his wife.
20 - UK unemployed is 437,229.
21 - Coal slag heap collapses on school in Aberfan - 130 are killed.
23 - John Surtees wins Mexican Grand Prix.
29 - British army drops its colour bar.
31 - BMC workers strike as protest to redundancies.

November

4 - Floods in Italy kill 21.
9 - Car makers Roots present the Hillman Hunter.
11 - BMC workers end strike.
15 - Gemini 12 splashes down with James Lovall and "Buzz" Aldrin.
24 - UK unemployed is 531,585.
30 - NASA release close-up photos of the moon.

December

8 - Ferry sinks in Greece storm killing 280.
12 - Amoco announce massive North Sea gas strike.
16 - Walt Disney dies aged 65.

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