March 1, 1974:
George Rodgers celebrates becoming the new Labour MP for Chorley.
He polled 25,440 votes to beat the sitting MP, Conservative Constance Monks, by just 405 votes.
Nationally, Labour won 301 seats to the Tories’ 297 resulting in a hung parliament. Harold Wilson became Prime Minister when Edward Heath resigned after failing to form a coalition.
February 29, 1968:
Little Sharon Evans steals the show from professional model Jane Powell at a Manchester fashion parade.
The four-year-old from Chadderton cheekily nipped down the catwalk at the event which showcased UK textiles and clothing lines intended for the German export market.
In spite of innovation and new designs, the North West textile industry was in dramatic decline in the 1960s.
Oldham, once the largest cotton-spinning town in the world, had lost 26 mills and 1,755,526 spindles by the end of the decade.
February 26, 1969:
George Best was in top scoring form when Manchester United took on Rapid Vienna in the first leg of European Cup Quarter Final at Old Trafford.
The Northern Ireland winger rattled in two goals with Willie Morgan adding the third in a 3-0 victory. The return leg in Vienna was a 0-0 draw, so United went through 3-0 on aggregate.
The Red Devils lost the Semi Final 2-1 on aggregate to Italian giants AC Milan. Bobby Charlton scored the solitary United goal in a 1-0 win in the home leg.
Milan beat Ajax Amsterdam 4-1 in the final.