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16th December 1991

On this day in 1991 Stella Rimington became the first woman to head the security service MI5.

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7th October 1922

On this day in 1922 The Prince of Wales made the first royal broadcast on 2LO – The BBC’s predecessor.

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11th September 1980

On this day in 1980 The Marlborough diamond was stolen from a London jewellers in a bold £1m robbery.

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11th September 1980

On this day in 1980 The Marlborough diamond was stolen from a London jewellers in a bold £1m robbery.

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11th September 1980

On this day in 1980 The Marlborough diamond was stolen from a London jewellers in a bold £1m robbery.

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11th September 1980

On this day in 1980 The Marlborough diamond was stolen from a London jewellers in a bold £1m robbery.

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9th July 1877

On this day in 1877 Wimbledon staged its first Lawn Tennis Championship at Worple Road, SW19.

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2nd July 1956

On this day in 1956 Elvis Presley recorded ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ in New York.

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25th June 1945

On this day in 1945 The United Nations Organisation was founded.

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18th June 1815

On this day in 1815 The Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.

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24th March 1603

On this day in 1603, James VI of Scotland also became James I of England.

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7th March 1946

On this day in 1946, British doctors mounted a campaign to fight the introduction of a national health service. Thank goodness they were unsuccessful!

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11th March 1702

On this day in 1702, The first successful English Newspaper, the Daily Courant, was published.

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27th February 1900

On this day in 1900, the British Labour Party was founded.

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26th February 1797

On this day in 1797, the first £1 notes were issued by the Bank of England.

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20th February 1437

On this day in 1437, James I, King of Scotland was assassinated.

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18th February 1564

On this day in 1564, the great Renaissance artist and sculptor Michelangelo died in Rome aged 88.

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14th February 1984

On this day in 1984, Torvill and Dean skated their way to a gold medal at the winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

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4th February 1953

On this day in 1953, sweet rationing ended in Britain. Hurrah!

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29th January 1886

On this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first petrol car!

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24th January 1848

On this day in 1848 James Marshall found gold in California, and sparked the great Gold Rush!

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