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15th of December 2017

15th of December 2017 is the 349th day of the year.

This day in history:

1900: Flannan Isles Mystery Born - ...more
1915: Retreat from Gallipoli - ...more
1995: Bosman Ruling - ...more
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Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare - George Bernard Shaw.

Born today:

Charles Cowden Clarke - 1787, Harold Abrahams - 1899, Maurice Wilkins - 1916, William Orbit - 1956.

Died today:

Izaak Walton - 1683, George Cayley - 1857, Richard Glazebrook - 1935, Arthur Machen - 1947, Christopher Hitchens - 2011.

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Brit Quote:
Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself - Philip Larkin
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Flannan Isles Mystery Born - 1900, Retreat from Gallipoli - 1915, Bosman Ruling - 1995
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