January 19, 1909:
Suffragettes Christabel Pankhurst and Mary Gawthorpe meet in Manchester ahead of a Votes For Women rally at the Free Trade Hall.
Pankhurst, born in Manchester, was the daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and a co-founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).
Along with Oldham-born Suffragette Annie Kenney, she was arrested in 1905 for interrupting a Liberal party meeting. Both were subsequently sent to prison for not paying their fines.
Pankhurst was jailed again in 1907 in Parliament Square, London, and once more in 1909 after standing trial at Bow Street.
January 22, 1964:
There was no escaping Beatlemania in 1964! One enterprising Manchester company even created Beatles’ wallpaper so the Fab Four could stare out from every angle of the room!
The band had already produced a string of No. 1 hit singles by January 1964 including Please Please Me, Love Me Do and She Loves You.
The Beatles went on to become the most successful band in history, selling more than 800 million records worldwide.
January 23, 1971:
Manchester City inside forward Neil Young takes a shot during the Blues’ Fourth Round FA Cup match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
City won the game 3-0 with two goals from Colin Bell and one from Ian Bowyer.
Chelsea got their revenge later in the season by knocking City out of the European Cup Winners Cup 2-0 on aggregate.
Young, born in Fallowfield, made 334 appearances for City scoring 86 goals.