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Did you know that D H Lawrence , born in the Nottinghamshire pit village of Eastwood in a small terraced house (8a Victoria Street), could not have been more wrong with his famous last words? They were: "I am getting better". His death came in Vence, France, where he succumbed to TB aged just 44.

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From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life - Samuel Johnson
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First Steam Locomotive Runs - 1804, Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto - 1848, Battle of Gujarat - 1849, Battle of Verdun Begins - 1916, SS Mendi Sunk off Isle of Wight - 1917
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