On This Day

1931 First edition of the New Statesman published. 1952 Identity cards were scrapped in Britain. 1961 First appearance of The Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 1965 American black Muslim leader Malcolm X was shot dead in New York.1975 Four White Ho

1931 First edition of the New Statesman published. 1952 Identity cards were scrapped in Britain. 1961 First appearance of The Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 1965 American black Muslim leader Malcolm X was shot dead in New York.1975 Four White House aides jailed for their part in the Watergate scandal.