March 1, 1941:
Fifteen professionals from Bolton Wanderers Football Club volunteered for active service at the start of World War II.
Led by captain Harry Goslin, they were enlisted in the 53rd Bolton Artillery regiment and saw action at Dunkirk, Egypt, Italy and Iraq.
By the end of the war, 32 of the 35 pre-war professionals at the club had fought for their country.
The only fatality was Goslin himself. He died from shrapnel wounds in Italy just before Christmas 1943. He is buried at the Sangro River War Cemetery in the Italian province of Chieti.
March 5, 1966:
Manchester United concede one of two goals to Wolverhampton Wanderers in an impressive 4-2 away win in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup.
The United scorers at a muddy Molineux were Denis Law, who netted twice, George Best and David Herd.
The Red Devils went on to beat Preston North End 3-1 in a Sixth Round replay before losing 0-1 to Everton in the Semi-Final at Bolton’s home ground Burnden Park.
March 5, 1971:
It might look more like a university lecture than a rock concert – but these fans were lapping up every minute of the Rolling Stones’ gig at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall.
The Stones were on the second date of their nine-venue UK tour. They played two shows in Manchester before moving on to Coventry then Glasgow.
As well as belting out classic hits like Brown Sugar and Honky Tonk Woman, the band added the song Wild Horses from their Sticky Fingers album.