18th March 1937
Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer and painter died. 85 years.
18th October 1922
The British Broadcasting Company, as the BBC was originally called, was formed by a group of leading wireless manufacturers including Marconi. 100 years
November 1972
The Wind in the Wires by John Edwards - Buff Films won the first year of The Grierson Award trophy. 50 years.
1st November 1952
First detonation of the H-Bomb (Ivy Mike) at Enewetak Atoll. 70 years
3rd November 1957
Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika. 65 years
8th December 1922
Lucian Freud, German-born English artist, was born. 100 years.
24th December 1922
Ava Lavinia Gardner, American actress and singer, was born. 100 years.
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