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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:09 am ]
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1973: First Open University degrees awarded.
The first graduates from the Open University are awarded their degrees after two years studying from home.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:14 am ]
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1970 The Boeing 747 completed its first transatlantic flight, from New York to Heathrow.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:11 am ]
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1991: Bloodshed at Lithuanian TV station.
Around 13 people are killed and at least 140 injured as Soviet troops continue to attack Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:31 am ]
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1937 The first Gallup Opinion Poll was conducted in Britain. It was the invention of the American George Horace Gallup who founded the Gallup Institute in 1935.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:40 am ]
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1880 The London Telephone Company published the first directory, listing 255 subscribers.



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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:55 am ]
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1950 Listen With Mother began on radio with the words "Hello children. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin". When the series ended in 1982 there was a national outcry.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:09 am ]
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1983: BBC wakes up to morning TV.
People have been switching on their televisions a little earlier than usual to catch Britain's first breakfast news programme.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:42 am ]
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1996: Green groups join bypass battle.
Six major environmental organisations add their support to the growing anti-bypass campaign in Newbury, Berkshire.


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