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  1. Mr X

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    Page 2 of the Newsletter, noticed these and thought that there'd been quite a lot happened on 11th February over the years!

    1852: the first ladies public toilet in Britain opened in London
    1878: the first weekly weather report was published by the Met Office
    1908: Thomas Edison won the patent rights for the film projector
    1975: Margaret Thatcher became leader of the Conservative Party
    1990: After more than 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela walked to freedom from prison in South Africa
    1998: At the age of 18 Michael Owen became the youngest footballer to play for England since the 1880s
     
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    Mandela should of stayed there.
     
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    In 881 Pope John VIII crowned Charles the Fat as Holy Roman Emperor on this day. Monarchs had better names then, didn't they?..
     
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    It's taken me 45 minutes to get from junction 14 to junction 16 of the M6, bloody roadworks :teef:
     
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    In 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese.
     
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    In 1981, An English Football League match was played on a Sunday for the first time.
     
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    In 1957 The death of the politician Leslie Hore-Belisha, Minister of Transport who introduced the driving test, the Highway Code and the Belisha beacon used at zebra crossings.
     
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    Run over?.........
     
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    Beeching releases his second report on the Railways in 1965.

    "This report is not a prelude to closures on a grand scale"

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/16/newsid_2545000/2545597.stm
     
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    In 1955 Fanny Cradock's first cookery programme on television was Kitchen Magic in which she showed viewers how to produce Swiss roll, éclair and soufflé-en-surprise for 8 people.
     
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    In 1949 Opportunity Knocks was presented for the first time (on BBC radio) hosted by Hughie Greene. It later transferred to Radio Luxembourg then went on to become a popular television programme on ITV.
     
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    In 1981 Margaret Thatcher gave in to The Miners. It's true.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/18/newsid_2550000/2550991.stm
     
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    In 1910 Manchester United played its first game at Old Trafford.
     
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    And the biggest attendance ever there was actually to watch Wolves play Grimsby...
     
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    In 1969 The last time all four Beatles were together for a recording session.
     
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    1997, Dolly The Sheep was cloned.
     
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