On this day in...

1450 – Glasgow University was founded.

1972 – George Best was reported missing after not turning up for football training all week at Old Trafford.

1973 – Hitler’s car was sold for $153,000 at an Arizona auction.

1990 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed because of its accelerated rate of ‘leaning’.

1999 – Eleven-year-old Jessie Gibert from Croydon became the World Women’s Amateur Chess Champion.

2001 – The Pentagon released a list ranking the top 283 threats to national security. On the list were militia groups, religious extremists, ecoterrorists, cybercriminals, Hollywood producers, angry drivers, rap-metal bands and Belgians.

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