‘Belt up’ or you could face a fine. That was the new warning to motorists in the UK after it became compulsory for drivers and front seat passengers to wear a seatbelt 34 years ago today.
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One of the world’s greatest ever peacemakers, Mahatma Gandhi, died at the hand of an assassin on January 30th, 1948.
A footballer with a fiery temper landed in hot water when his kung fu-style attack on a belligerent fan led to a lengthy ban and £20,000 fine imposed by his own club on January 27th, 1995.
A discovery the like of which had never been seen before or since was made on January 26th, 1905.
It was blowing a gale 27 years ago today, when some of the stormiest weather ever to hit the UK caused extensive damage and claimed 47 lives.