Find out what happened on this day in time past.

Events:
1871 – A cow overturned a lantern in a barn, causing a fire which led to the ‘Great Fire of Chicago’

1891 – In Manchester & Salford, the first ever street collection for charity took place, and was designated as ‘Lifeboat Day’

1952 – A rail disaster occured, near Harrow Middlesex, when three trains collided killing 112

1967 – At Flax Bourton in Somerset, the first British motorist was breathalysed

1980 – British Leyland launched the ‘Mini’ car

1984 – In Kenya, a lightning stroke during a football match killed 9 children

1818 – Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves

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