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0871: The Battle of Basing - ...more
1840: 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - ...more
1873: Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - ...more
1879: Battle of Isandlwana - ...more
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On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time - George Orwell.

Born today:

Sir Francis Bacon - 1561, Joseph Hume - 1777, Alf Ramsey - 1920, John Hurt - 1940, Gillian Shephard - 1940, Malcolm McLaren - 1946, Nigel Benn - 1964, Stan Collymore - 1971.

Died today:

William Paterson - 1719, Queen Victoria - 1901, George Holyoake - 1906, Walter Sickert - 1942, Herbert Sutcliffe - 1978, Walter McLennan Citrine - 1983, Kenneth Armitage - 2002, John McGrath - 2002, Jean Simmons - 2010.

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An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. - Charles Dickens
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On this day:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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