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16th of October 2017

16th of October 2017 is the 289th day of the year.
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This day in history:

1834: The Houses of Parliament burn down - ...more
1847: Jane Eyre Published - ...more
1950: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Published - ...more
1958: First Edition of Blue Peter - ...more
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British quote for the day:

I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, six should be enough - Les Dawson.

Born today:

James Brudenell - 1797, Robert Stephenson - 1803, Oscar Wilde - 1854, Misha Black - 1910, Max Bygraves - 1922, Bill McLaren - 1923, Angela Lansbury - 1925, Davina McCall - 1967.

Died today:

Hugh Latimer - 1555, Nicholas Ridley - 1555, John Hunter - 1793, Henry Martyn - 1812, Deborah Kerr - 2007.

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Brit Quote:
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. - Charles Dickens
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On this day:
The Houses of Parliament burn down - 1834, Jane Eyre Published - 1847, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Published - 1950, First Edition of Blue Peter - 1958
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