1922 – The BBC starts daily transmission

1922 – The BBC starts daily transmission

The world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), begins daily transmissions on November 14 1922.

1939 – World War II breaks out

1939 – World War II breaks out

Unrest in Europe continues after World War I and the outbreak of a second major war is sparked in 1939 when Adolf Hitler’s Germany invades Poland.

1953 - Queen Elizabeth II is crowned

1953 - Queen Elizabeth II is crowned

Born on April 21 1926 during the reign of her grandfather, King George V, Elizabeth Windsor is third in line to the throne, but this is soon to change.