2nd August 1972 - Liverpool's airport could well have been sold off for housing development if a Liberal Party motion had been passed by council members. The proposal was overwhelmingly defeated by 96 votes to 13, with Labour leader William Sefton asking the chamber "“If the Liberals were seriously trying to destroy an asset which would be vital to the city in a few years. Those trying to close and redevelop the airport should remember the many empty areas of the city already waiting developers"
5th August 1929 - The Welsh National Eisteddfod took place in Liverpool at Sefton Park. In the opening address, Liverpool Lord Mayor Alderman William Miller said "I am totally unacquainted with the Welsh language and nothing would please me more than to address you in your own ancient tongue but I see that in the programme the words ‘Anglwydd Faer Lerpwl’ (Lord Mayor of Liverpool) are preceded by the words ‘Y Bore’. That is a new designation for me, although a lot of Lord Mayors have been and will be subject to adverse criticism”.
24th August 1914 - A new battalion of soldiers marched through Liverpool as the recruitment drive went on following the declaration of war against Germany three weeks earlier. The Liverpool Daily Courier reported " “A considerable impetus was given to the recruiting in Liverpool yesterday by the procession of newly recruited men, who marched from the recruiting office in St James Place, by way of Old Haymarket to Scotland Road centre. Considering that the number of men who are already serving their country, it is most praiseworthy to think Liverpool has been able to raise another battalion in little over a week"
28th August 1207 - Liverpool came into being following the granting of a Royal Charter by King John. The charter was just seven by three inches and written in Latin, containing the words "Know ye, that we have granted to all our faithful subjects who have taken burgage houses at Liverpool that they may have all the liberties and free customs in the town of Liverpool, which any other free borough upon the sea has, in our territories. And therefore we command you, that securely and in our peace, you may come tither, to receive and dwell in our burgage houses"
The above events are covered in further detail, along with other stories for every day of the year, in The Liverpool Book Of Days, which was published in September 2012. Signed copies are available here.