At 7am on the 30th September 1967, the words “… And, good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio 1” launched the BBC’s new popular music station.
The Metropolitan Police, which is often considered to be the first modern police force, began operating in London.
On the 28th September 1928, the bacteriologist Alexander Fleming laid for the foundation for a revolution in modern medicine when he discovered the world’s first antibiotic.
The shortest papacy in history ended after just twelve days following the death of Pope Urban VII, shortly after he introduced Europe’s first smoking ban.
On the 26th September 1923, German Chancellor Gustav Stresemann ended passive resistance in the Ruhr and resumed the payment of First World War reparations.
Known as Transatlantic No. 1 or TAT-1, the £120 million system actually consisted of two identical cables to allow transmission in each direction.
On the 24th September 1946, Clark Clifford and George Elsey presented a report to President Truman in which they recommended “restraining and confining” Soviet influence
The first recorded naval battle featuring artillery took place in the first naval engagement of the Hundred Years’ War.
On the 22nd September 1980, the longest conventional war of the 20th Century began when Iraq launched an invasion of Iran.
Cecil Chubb became the last private owner of Stonehenge, having bought the Neolithic monument at auction.
On the 20th September 1066, Harald Hardrada – the Viking king – defeated his northern English enemies at the Battle of Fulford.
The Illuminations at the British seaside resort of Blackpool were turned on for the first time.
On the 18th September 1931, the Manchurian Crisis – also known as the Mukden Incident –began when Japanese soldiers blew up a section of their own railway in the Chinese region of Manchuria.
The San Francisco Bulletin printed his decree in full, sparking media interest that led to him becoming a celebrity in the city.