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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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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:22 am ]
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1937 The first play written for British television, The Underground Murder Mystery by J. Bissell Thomas, was broadcast by the BBC.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:47 am ]
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1986 France and Britain finally decided to undertake the Channel Tunnel project, promising that trains would run under the Channel by 1993. When it eventually opened, on 6th May 1994, it left Eurotunnel with debts of £925m a year later.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:00 am ]
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1950: Acclaimed author George Orwell dies.
The British writer George Orwell dies after a three-year battle against tuberculosis.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:30 am ]
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1955 Joe Davis recorded the first official maximum snooker break of 147 in an exhibition match at Leicester Square Hall.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:27 am ]
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1901 Marconi carried out his first radio transmission experiments, receiving a Morse code signal across the water from St. Catherine’s on the Isle of Wight to the Lizard in Cornwall.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:17 am ]
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1972 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi was found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.


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Author:  MrStevenRogers [ Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:17 am ]
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2004: Nasa rover looks for water on Mars.
The second of two Nasa rovers sent to explore Mars has landed on the surface of the planet, where it will look for signs of water.


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