In 1783, the last public hanging in England took place when forger, John Austin, was executed at Tyburn.

In 1908, Ernest Rutherford announced he had detected a single atom.

In 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution, led by Lenin, overthrew Prime Minister Alexander Kerensky's government.

25 Years Ago

From the Telegraph & Argus of November 7, 1981...a call to put safety warning labels in the hoods of Parka jackets has gone out from a Bradford councillor. Children risk accidents every time they cross a road because the hoods block their vision, warns Coun John Godward. He said: "Three times within the past week I have observed children stepping into the road, wearing Parkas with the hoods up, being narrowly missed by a passing car." Coun Godward has written to road safety chiefs, the police, education advisers and MPs.

50 Years Ago

From the Telegraph & Argus of November 7, 1956...there were 58 absentees from class at Bradford Technical College today. Middle-Eastern students were staging a one-day token strike as a protest against Britain's action in Egypt. The strike action came after a meeting of students last night. By the time classes had started the group had grown to 20 and others joined them throughout the day.