July 7, 1997:
Spin bowler Shane Warne sprays the champagne around after Australia beat England in the Third Test of the 1997 Ashes series at Old Trafford.
A crowd of more than 87,000 saw England lose by 268 runs. Australia won the overall Ashes series 3-2 with one match drawn.
Warne took six wickets for 48 runs in England’s first innings at Old Trafford and followed it up with another three-wicket haul in the second.
He overtook Richie Benaud as the most successful Test leg-spin bowler when he notched up his 249th Test wicket during the match.
July 15, 1962:
Striker Denis Law becomes Britain’s most expensive player as he moves from Torino to Manchester United for a fee of £115,000.
Watching him put pen to paper are football agent Gigi Peronace, left, and United manager Matt Busby.
Law, nicknamed The King, was the UK’s first ever £100,000 transfer.
He made 404 appearances for the Red Devils scoring 237 goals – a total only bettered by Wayne Rooney and Bobby Charlton.
July 14, 1913:
Pomp and ceremony were the order of the day when King George V and Queen Mary visited Manchester just before the outbreak of the First World War.
The Royal couple rode through the city in a state carriage complete with postilion riders and an escort of Household Cavalry.
George V reigned from May 1910 to January 1936.
He appointed the first Labour ministry in 1924 and recognised Commonwealth countries as separate independent states in 1934.