On this day 1904 the New York Subway system opens. Here's a snapshot of crowded commuter life in Times Square from 1948.
January 01, 1948 Lizenz
2005 and surgeons in France performed the world's first partial face transplant on Isabelle Dinoire who was mauled by a dog.
February 06, 2006 Lizenz
The world narrowly escapes Armageddon as Kennedy and Khrushchev begin to strike a deal over the Cuban missile Crisis
October 22, 1962 Lizenz
John Gotti who became boss of the powerful Gambino crime family was born on this day.
January 01, 1990 Lizenz
Another birthday - author, poet and literary icon Sylvia Plath was born on this day in 1932
January 01, 1900 Lizenz
The UK deregulates financial markets in a move known as the ‘Big Bang’, October 1986.
October 27, 1986 Lizenz
And happy birthday to the master of silly walks and Torquay's most uptight hotelier John Cleese, who turns 78 today!
January 01, 1997 Lizenz