12th July
It was on this day...
1962 The Rolling Stones Give Their First Public Performance

It happened at the Marquee Club in London. The band were: Mick Jagger, vocals, Keith Richards and Brian Jones on guitar, Dick Taylor on bass, and drummer Mick Avory, who later would join the Kinks.

Jagger and Richards bumped into each other while Jagger was studying at the London School of Economics and Richards was at art school. They had known each other since school.

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1963 England's Notorious Moors Murders Start

It was on this day that Pauline Reade, the first victim of the Moors Murderers (Ian Brady and Myra Hindley), was abducted.

Brady and Hindley were lovers who killed for sexual kicks. They slashed their young victims throats and then buried them on Dartmoor's desolate land.

The number of murders they committed is still not known as police have difficulty in verifying the claims of Ian Brady.

Their two-year rein of terror ended when they tried to recruit Hindley's brother-in-law, David Smith, who, when he witnessed one of the murders, decided to turn them in to police.

When police searched Brady's apartment they found recordings of a girl, Leslie Ann Downey, begging for her life before being killed.

They were jailed for life in 1966, neither would ever be released.

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1861 Wild Bill Hickok's reputation starts to grow after he kills three men in a shoot-out in Nebraska.

1990 One of the most popular, and critically acclaimed, US television series of its time, Northern Exposure, is screened for the first time on this day.

1990 Boris Yeltsin, popular president of the Russian parliament, resigns from the Soviet Communist Party, previously an unthinkable action.

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