On this day in 1960 London introduces Traffic Wardens onto the streets of the capital. The first person to receive a parking ticket from a traffic warden was Dr Thomas Creighton on 19th September 1960. He had parked his Ford Popular car outside a West End hotel to visit a patient suffering from a heart attack. However, such was the outcry in the press that the ticket was cancelled.
I would have posted this in Old n Bold, but it's gone.