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On this day 1st November
1762 The birth of Spencer Perceval, British Prime Minister, who was later assassinated in the House of Commons.
1848 WH Smith opened its first railway bookstall at Euston Station in London.
1858 Following the bloody events of the Indian Mutiny, Queen Victoria was proclaimed ruler of India, replacing the reign of the East India Company.
1887 The birth of L.S Lowry, English artist, famous for his matchstick figures. The Lowry theatre and art gallery is at Salford Quays.
1911 The first Woman's Weekly magazine was published in Britain.
1922 The first radio licences went on sale in Britain at a cost of ten shillings (50p).
1927 Betting tax was first levied in Britain. Two days later the bookies went on strike at Windsor in protest.
1944 Britain's Home Guard, formed in 1939 to fight the expected German invasion, was ordered to disband.
1945 It was announced that all available evidence supported the theory that German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler has committed suicide in Berlin.
1956 Premium Bonds first went on sale in Britain with the winning numbers picked at random by a machine with the acronym 'ERNIE'. The first Premium Bond was bought by the then Lord Mayor of London, Sir Cuthbert Ackroyd.
1959 The first stretch of the M1 motorway linking London with the North of England was opened.
1982 A new terrestrial television channel, Channel Four, began transmitting its first programme - the word game 'Countdown'.
1990 The UK's deputy Prime Minister, Sir Geoffrey Howe, resigned after disagreements over the government's European policy.