5th May 1928 - Dixie Dean created history when he scored his 60th league goal of the season when Everton drew 3-3 with Everton at Goodison Park. The Football Echo said if the record breaking goal "Troup took the corner and out of a ruck of fourteen players Dean, with unerring accuracy, nodded the ball to the right side of the goal, there has never been a more joyful shout at Everton. It was prolonged for minutes and went on to the end of the game. The crowd never stopped cheering for eight solid minutes and Dean was hugged by all his comrades"
8th May 1915 - Anxious crowds gathered in Liverpool seeking news of survivors from the Lusitania, which had been sunk by a German U-Boat the day before with the loss of 1,195 lives. The Liverpool Daily Courier reported "In Rumford Street, where posters detailing names were displayed, crowds of men and women, many of the latter with babies of tender years in their arms, stood or sat on the parapet hoping for good news but fearing bad".
14th May 1967 - Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral was consecrated. The striking design by Frederick Gibberd was inspired by a cathedral in Brasilia but it took time to win people over in Liverpool, some thing Papal Legate Cardinal Heenan was sure would happen. He told the 3,000 gathered for the opening “It will be admired as long as men cherish beauty. On this building the architect has spoken in a new language. Though modern this language is not disfigured by tricks and devices to embarrass those who will come later"
20th May 1868 - A youth was fined 10 shilling for damaging stonework on the recently constructed Municipal Buildings in Dale Street. The youth scratched a knife along the stone causing white scratches. In imposing the fine the magistrate told him "“It is painful to think that in a civilised country like this that handsome public buildings like this should be exposed to the damage done by idle careless people by such acts as that of the defendant"
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 to here.