9th July 1971 - Liverpool City Council confirmed that it had no plans to charge for admission to the city's museums and art galleries, beleiving it was unfair to the local population. In the days before Liverpool was a tourist destination, the Liverpool Echo reported how the head of the General Purposes Committee had stated "“It is alright to charge admission in tourist places such as London, Edinburgh and York but if we were charging people here they would be paying double by the rates and through the door”.
15th July 1903 - Seven people were killed when the Liverpool to Southport express train derailed at Waterloo. The Liverpool Daily Courier reported the next day "“One of the most disastrous railway accidents in Liverpool and district for many years occurred yesterday afternoon. Looking at the massive wreckage it was amazing that anyone in these two coaches escaped with their lives. Those who did come out alive regard their escape as quite miraculous. The groans of injured men and women, some of them in the last agonies of death, were heartening to listen to".
18th july 1934 - The East Lancashire Road and Queensway road tunnel were both opened by King George V. The King opened the East Lancashire Road at Salford before being driven down it and opening Walton Hall Park. He then headed to the city centre where an estimated 250,000 were gathered to watch the opening of the Liverpool to Birkenhead tunnel, then the longest underwater road tunnel in the world. The King then travelled though it and opened Birkenhead central library. On leaving Merseyside he said he could not remember a greater display of affectionate loyalty throughout his reign.
23rd July 1966 - One of the greatest World Cup matches of all time took place at Goodison Park, when Eusebio scored four times as Portugal came from 3-0 down to beat underdogs North Korea 5-3 in a quarter final tie. The Liverpool Echo described how after the game "The Koreans went off to a wonderful reception having done far better than anyone could have expected. It was as great a one man performance that has been seen on this ground for many years”
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.