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Old 8th May 2018, 15:46   #111
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1711 - The first edition of London's - 'The Spectator', founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele.
1812 - The birth of the architect Augustus Pugin. He is best remembered for the Palace of Westminster and his churches such as St Giles' Catholic Church in Cheadle, Staffordshire. It is known as Pugin's Gem and is considered to be the finest of all his churches.
1910 - The birth of David Niven, the Scottish-born film actor whose films included The Pink Panther and The Guns of Navarone.
1940 - English actress Vivien Leigh won an Oscar for her performance as Scarlett O'Hara in the film Gone with the Wind.
1946 - The British Government took control of the Bank of England, after 252 years.
1978 - Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery.

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1662 - The first recorded Punch & Judy Show in Britain took place at Covent Garden in London.
1671 - Irishman Colonel Thomas Blood attempted to steal the British Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Despite being caught red-handed, he was pardoned by King Charles II.
1874 - Howard Carter, the British Egyptologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen, was born, in Kensington, London.

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1264 - The start of the Battle of Lewes (Sussex), between King Henry III and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. It marked the high point of the career of Simon de Montfort and made him the 'uncrowned King of England'.

1820 - The birth of Florence Nightingale.

1890 - The first official County Championship cricket match. Yorkshire beat Gloucestershire by eight wickets.

1937 - The Coronation of George VI.

1969 - The minimum voting age in Britain was lowered from 21 to 18.

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On this day. 1796 - Edward Jenner adminsters the first smallpox inoculation.

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HRH Queen Victoria became the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace.

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1918 - The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, was sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55, with the loss of 5 lives.

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1347 - Six burghers of the surrounded French city of Calais surrender to Edward III of England in hopes of relieving the siege.

1610 - Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself.

1958 - The first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, passes under the North Pole.

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257 - St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.

1146 - European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time.

1835 - Melbourne, Australia is founded.

1968 - 1st record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude)

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On this day 2018 gibbo bought a bird bath

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1945 The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies


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