Posts Tagged “Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser”

Suffragette slashes the Rokeby Venus

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Mary Richardson, a Suffragette, slashed the Rokeby Venus painting at the National Gallery 100 years ago today. Read the stirring speech she gave at her trial, explaining her actions: View the whole newspaper page Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 13 March 1914 Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE […]

Thomas Selfridge, the first person to be killed in a powered aeroplane crash – 17 September 1908

Posted on September 16th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 17 September 1908 at Fort Myer, Virginia, Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge became the first person to die in a powered airplane crash – he was 26.   Read newspaper reports about the accident   Selfridge was a passenger on a plane (‘the Wright Flyer’) that was piloted by Orville Wright – reports say that the […]