On This Day – Page 3, Soaps, and the Race at Roodeye Field

09 Feb

By the Nose at Roodeye Field

1540 The first recorded horse racing meeting in Britain; held at the Roodeye Field, Chester.

Ronald Coleman – An Actor and a Gentleman

1891 The birth, in Richmond, Surrey of actor Ronald Colman. He was nominated for four Academy awards and won the Award once and also won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in 1947. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television.

Soap, but Not as We Know it

1942 World War Two: soap rationing began in Britain.

All My Loving

1964 Seventy three million Americans tuned in to the Ed Sullivan Show to watch four youths from Liverpool (the Beatles) appear in America for the first time.

Page 3

2001 Lance Corporal Roberta Winterton became the first serving soldier to pose topless on Page Three of The Sun newspaper.

Our Sister Margaret

2002 The Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret died in her sleep after suffering a stroke and a heart attack. Her body was laid to rest at Kensington Palace in order for the Royal Family to pay their respects.

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