ON THIS DAY: April 5 | York Press – The Press, York

ON THIS DAY: April 5 | York Press - The Press, York 1

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85 years ago

Tributes had poured in for Mr Lionel Digby Whitehead, chairman of the Whitehead Iron and Steel Co, who had been found dead in his car between Brecon and Sennybridge at the age of 61.

Mr Whitehead, the son of the late Mr George Whitehead, of Deighton Grove, York, had spent his boyhood in York making many friends in the city and district.

He had also established his firm with only few thousand pounds borrowed from his father. Gundog classes were particularly good at the 43rd members sanction show of the Malton, Norton and District Canine Association.

The general standard was classed as ‘acceptable’, although the entries were a little on the short side in comparison to the previous year with only 125 dogs.

The cup for best dog or bitch was won by Mrs A C Crowther with her pointer dog Drumgannon Drake.

50 years ago

The assassination of Dr Martin Luther King had sent shock waves around the world, delaying Washington’s efforts to get together with North Vietnam and spurring America into a violent reaction.

President Johnson had also postponed his departure for Hawaii after hearing of the death of the 39-year-old Civil Rights leader.

In Washington, police had used tear gas against hundreds of rioters, and stores had been looted and burned only two miles from the White House.

Tommy Cooper, now brightening up Saturday evenings considerably with his ABC Television show, Life with Cooper, became the first star to step inside the newly-built Yorkshire Television studios in Leeds.

20 years ago

A man convicted of conspiracy for driving a bomb-laden van into the World Trade Centre in New York had been jailed for 240 years.

US District Judge Kevin Duffy also fined Eyad Ismoil about £150,000 and ordered him to pay about £600,000 restitution.

Ismoil, 26, was convicted along with Ramzi Yousef, the plot’s alleged mastermind, of the bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000 others, shaking America’s sense of security.

Three people had been arrested after Customs officers discovered three of the rarest birds in the world at addresses in North and East Yorkshire.

The trio of Lear’s macaws, potentially worth up to £20,000 each were among scores of birds recovered in dawn raids by Customs officers investigating the smuggling of endangered species.

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