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5th of August 2021

5th of August 2021 is the 217th day of the year.

This day in history:

0910: Last Great Viking Raid Defeated - ...more
1305: William Wallace is captured by the English - ...more
1781: Battle of Dogger Bank - ...more
1901: Britains 1st Cinema Opens - ...more
1925: Plaid Cymru Formed - ...more
1970: First English Match to “Go to Penalties” - ...more
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British quote for the day:

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night. - Rupert Brooke.

Born today:

Alexander Kinglake - 1809, James Skinner - 1843, Joseph Merrick - 1862, Sydney Camm - 1893, Jacquetta Hawkes - 1910, Colin McRae - 1968, Wayne Bridge - 1980, Michael Jamieson - 1988.

Died today:

Thomas Newcomen - 1729, James Gibbs - 1754, Lord North - 1792, Phil May - 1903, Josef Holbrooke - 1958, Sir John Charnley - 1982, Joan Robinson - 1983, Richard Burton - 1984, Alec Guinness - 2000, Neil Bartlett - 2008, George Cole - 2015.

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Brit Quote:
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. - George Bernard Shaw
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On this day:
Last Great Viking Raid Defeated - 0910, William Wallace is captured by the English - 1305, Battle of Dogger Bank - 1781, Britains 1st Cinema Opens - 1901, Plaid Cymru Formed - 1925, First English Match to “Go to Penalties” - 1970
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