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.

Denis Law signs for Manchester United

Denis Law signs for Manchester United witnessed by Manchester United Manager Matt Busby and Gigi Peronace July 1962. Denis was sold from Torino to Manchester United for £115,000.
Denis Law was the first over £100,000 uk footballer transfer fee

 

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.

King George V and Queen Mary,

A visit to Manchester by King George V and Queen Mary, riding in state carriage with postillion and an escort of Household Cavalry. 14th July 1913.