Pinch, punch, first of the month and a Happy Minden Day!
Minden Day, celebrated on August 1 by some units of the British Army, commemorates the 1759 Battle of Minden, during the Seven Years’ War,
It happened on August 1 down the years
30BC – Roman general Mark Antony died, aged 53
10BC - Roman emperor Claudius is born. He died in 54, aged 63;
1831 – A new London Bridge opens.
1834 – Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
1923 – The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII and then Duke of Windsor, visited Mansfield;
1936 – Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is born. He died in 2008, aged 71
1963 – King’s Mill was destroyed by fire, causing damage estimated at £100,000;
1964 – The former Belgian Congo is renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1980 – Linney’s sold its shop on West Gate, Mansfield, to newsagent Martin’s;
1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles;
1987 – Eurythmics star Dave Stewart married Bananarama and Shakespeare’s Sister star Siobhan Fahey. They divorced in 1996.
1989 – Mansfield Woodhouse-born internationally acclaimed concert pianist John Ogdon died, aged 52;
1994 – A tourist information office opened in Mansfield Town Hall;
1998 – The Spice Girls scored their seventh UK number one single with Viva Forever.
2015 – Singer and entertainer Cilla Black died at her holiday home in Spain, aged 72
Public Enemy star Chuck D, 56 today;
Oscar-winning Film director Sam Mendes, the man films such as Skyfall and American Beauty, 51 today;
Former Nottingham Forest striker Junior Agogo, 37 today;
Former Notts County loan striker Chris Iwelumo, 38 today;
Former England goalkeeper David James, 46 today;
Manchester United star Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32 today.