On This Day – Dot Cotton and the Golden Effigy

16 Feb

There’s Nothing New About Banking







1659 The first British cheque (for £10) was written by Nicholas Vanacker and is now in the archives of the National Westminster Bank.


The Boy King

1923 Howard Carter, having discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun 12 months previously, lifted the lid off the sarcophagus to reveal a golden effigy of the young king.

The Dot is Born

1927 The birth of actress June Muriel Brown, MBE. She is best known for her role as the busy-body, chain-smoking gossip Dot Cotton in the long-running British soap opera EastEnders.

You Stupid Boy

1946 The birth of actor Ian Lavender. His best remembered role was as Private Frank Pike, the youngest member and ‘stupid boy’ of the platoon in the BBC sitcom Dad’s Army.

The Threat of the WRENS

Leading Operator Mechanic Joleen McCulloch onboard HMS York, using a signal lamp to communicate with HMAS Adelaide (RN FPU)

1990 Wives of Royal Navy seamen protested over a decision to allow WRENs (women sailors) to go to sea.

It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum

7 most terrifying global warming image

2005 The Kyoto Protocol that aimed to slow down global warming took effect, but the US and Australia refused to support it.

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