In 1852, Britain's first pillar boxes were installed in St Helier, Jersey.

In 1963, the first episode of Dr Who was broadcast with William Hartnell as Dr Who and Carole-Ann Ford as his granddaughter and first companion.

In 1976, ten hours after his drink-driving arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested again. This time for brandishing a pistol outside Gracelands in Memphis, demanding to see the "King", Elvis Presley.

25 Years Ago

From the Telegraph & Argus of November 23, 1981...Three majorette troops represented Bradford in the British Majorette Baton Twirling Association Competition yesterday. The event was at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford. Taking part from Bradford were Debra Holmes, Elizabeth McKay, Andrea Miller, Penny Holmes, Caroline Houson and Lesley Robertshaw.

50 Years Ago

From the Telegraph & Argus of November 23, 1956...The directors of Otley Mechanics Institute have offered the building to Otley Urban Council. The offer will be considered by the Finance and General Purposes Committee on December 10. The institute in Maypole Square houses a private library, reading room and billiards hall.