On This Day - 3rd March 2016

Home » Newsroom » On This Day - 3rd March 2016

Tarvinonline brings you news from the past with our regular "On This Day" feature

What Happened







On This Day in 1985: Miners call off year-long strike

Coal Miner

Miners' leaders voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.
Miners' leader Arthur Scargill said "the campaign against job losses will continue — but miners will return to work on Tuesday."
The final vote by the National Union of Mineworkers national executive was close; 98 to 91 for a return to work.



On This Day in 2005: 2005: Steve Fossett sets solo flight record

Steve Fossett

Steve Fossett became the first person to fly a plane solo, non-stop around the globe without refuelling.
He completed his mission despite a fuel shortage, landing the Virgin GlobalFlyer at 1950 GMT in Salina, Kansas, from where he took off from.
The US millionaire had considered aborting the trip and landing in Hawaii, but he decided to press on because of favourable tail winds.
"What a day!" he said as he emerged from the plane after a 67-hour journey.



On This Day in 1911: Jean Harlow born

Jean Harlow

Born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911, Jean Harlow was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.





On This Day in 1969: Led Zeppelin recorded their first BBC Radio 1 'Top Gear' session.

Led Zep

During the afternoon at the Playhouse Theatre in London, songs recorded were 'Dazed And Confused', 'Communication Breakdown', 'You Shook Me' and 'I Can't Quit You Baby'.
Free, The Moody Blues and Deep Purple were also in session on the show.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Crime Prevention Mt15P5
Fri 18 May 6:00am  |  hits: 809

On the evening/night of 16th May, an unattended motor vehicle was broken into in Kelsall and property was stolen.Please do not leave valuable property in vehicles overnight, and, if you have any information with regard to this crime, or, any other crime, please do not hesitate to contact the police on...

Thu 17 May 6:00am  |  hits: 753

Following on from Aprils Parish Council meeting together with Sophie Marks I have endeavoured to find a way (with the Parish councils help) to get this Section 106 money spent on what it was intended (Skate park)Despite our best efforts it is clear that the biggest obstacle is suitable land on which to site such a facilityWe have explored many possibilities, and continue to do...

Rubbish 1 (1)
Sun 13 May 6:00am  |  hits: 359

The article we published yesterday, 12th May, on the uncollected rubbish on at the top of the playing field, resulted in comments on our Facebook page that we believe our website readers should be aware of. The comments were as follows:-Emma Blain Such a shame because the event was extremely well run and enjoyed by a lot of our community. I saw plenty of people with black bin bags on the day...