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    476 Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire

    1588 The death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a favourite and possible lover of Queen Elizabeth I. When his wife Amy died after falling down the stairs, it was widely rumoured that Dudley had murdered her in order to marry Elizabeth. The Queen rejected him, even proposing that he wed Mary, Queen of Scots. His church in Denbigh was never completed, due to a lack of finance and it has been an empty shell since work ceased in 1584.

    1609 English navigator Henry Hudson, working for the Dutch East India Company, arrived at the island of Manhattan, before sailing up the river that now bears his name.

    1682 English astronomer Edmond Halley observes the comet named after him

    1781 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)

    1815 Sir Humphrey Davy invented the miner's safety lamp.

    1860 The first weather forecast appeared in The Times.

    1862 General Lee invades the North with 50,000 Confederate troops during US Civil war

    1884 Britain stopped sending convicts to New South Wales in Australia.

    1893 Beatrix Potter introduced Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail in an illustrated note to her governess’s five-year-old son, Noel Moore. Her house, Hill Top, at Sawrey is now in the care of the National Trust.

    1901 The birth, in Blackpool, of Sir William Lyons, known as 'Mr. Jaguar'. He was, with fellow motorcycle enthusiast William Walmsley, the co-founder in 1922 of the Swallow Sidecar Company, which became Jaguar Cars Limited after the war. The first 'Jaguar' model, under the company name of SS Cars Ltd. was offered in 1935, but after World War II Lyons changed the company name to Jaguar to avoid the unfortunate connotations of SS Cars Ltd. with the Nazi 'SS'.

    1909 The first Boy Scout rally was held at Crystal Palace, near London.

    1932 The birth of Dinsdale Landen, British actor known mainly for his television appearances. He made his television debut in 1959 as Pip in an adaptation of Great Expectations and his film debut in 1960, with a part in The League of Gentlemen.

    1939 World War II: The British liner Athenia was sunk by a German submarine off Ireland.

    1939 World War II: A Bristol Blenheim bomber became the first British aircraft to cross the German coast following the declaration of war. German ships were bombed but the aircraft stood little chance against the German Messerschmitt Bf 109 during daylight operations, although it proved successful as a night fighter.

    1944 In World War II, the Allies liberated Brussels and Antwerp (Belgium).

    1955 British TV newsreaders were seen in vision for the first time. The first was the BBC's Kenneth Kendall.

    1962 The Beatles started their first recording session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, with their producer, George Martin.

    1939 World War II: The British liner Athenia was sunk by a German submarine off Ireland.

    1939 World War II: A Bristol Blenheim bomber became the first British aircraft to cross the German coast following the declaration of war. German ships were bombed but the aircraft stood little chance against the German Messerschmitt Bf 109 during daylight operations, although it proved successful as a night fighter.

    1944 In World War II, the Allies liberated Brussels and Antwerp (Belgium).

    1955 British TV newsreaders were seen in vision for the first time. The first was the BBC's Kenneth Kendall.

    1962 The Beatles started their first recording session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, with their producer, George Martin.

    1964 Queen Elizabeth II opened the Forth Road Bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland.

    1981 The start of the Greenham Common peace protest outside the US Air Force base in Berkshire. The protest lasted for 19 years.

    1985 The wreck of the Titanic was photographed for the first time, 73 years after it sank with the loss of 1,500 lives.

    1988 British customs officers intercepted a helicopter landing on its way in from Holland. It was the first helicopter known to have been used in an attempt to smuggle drugs into Britain.

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    1834 Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson

    1930 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1988 Actor Kevin Bacon marries actress Kyra Sedgwick

    1989 Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

    1993 Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen

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    1174 Canterbury Cathedral was destroyed by fire.

    1646 Following Cromwell's victory in the English civil war, the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury was abolished.

    1666 The end of the Great Fire of London, that had started on 2nd September at the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane. 10,000 buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral had been destroyed, but only 6 people are known to have died.

    1774 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo with Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    1800 Following a blockade by Admiral Horatio Nelson, French troops surrendered the Mediterranean island of Malta to Britain.

    1839 The First Opium War begins in China

    1887 A fire at the Theatre Royal in Exeter killed 186.

    1914 The First Battle of the Marne began. German, British and French troops fought for six days. Half a million people were killed.

    1935 The birth of the actor Johnny Briggs. He is best known for his role as Mike Baldwin in the soap opera Coronation Street, in which he appeared from 1976 to 2006. He received a lifetime achievement award at the 2006 British Soap Awards for his thirty years of contribution to the show.

    1939 At the start of World War II in Europe, American President Roosevelt declared the United States to be neutral.

    1946 The birth (in Stone Town, Zanzibar) of the British musician, singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury. As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits for Queen, including 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'Don't Stop Me Now' and 'We Are the Champions'. He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24th November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging that he had the disease.

    1959 The first trunk dialling system from a public call-box was launched during a ceremonial phone call from Bristol to London.

    1963 Christine Keeler, one of the women involved in the Profumo scandal in Britain, was arrested and charged with perjury.

    1969 The British commercial television channel, ITV, began broadcasting in colour.

    1969 The death of Gavin Maxwell, Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his book Ring of Bright Water, about how he brought an otter back from Iraq and raised it in Scotland. The book sold more than a million copies and was made into a film starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna in 1969. This bronze otter, sculpted by Penny Wheatley, stands as a memorial to Gavin Maxwell.

    1972 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics

    1975 Two people were killed and 63 injured as a suspected IRA bomb exploded in the lobby of the Hilton hotel in central London.

    1979 The Queen led the nation in mourning as the body of her husband's uncle (Lord Mountbatten) was buried after a day of pageantry in London. His tomb is in Romsey Abbey, Hampshire along with the family Coat of Arms. See ©BB picture.

    1979 The BBC began broadcasting the hit American series 'Dallas' which soon became one of the most popular programmes on British TV.

    1982 Douglas Bader, British fighter pilot died.

    1988 No Sex Please We're British, the longest running comedy, closed in London (after 6,671 performances over 16 years).

    2008 £20,000 of petrol was given away in north London to promote a computer game. Traffic was gridlocked outside the Last Stop garage in Finsbury Park as drivers queued for £40 worth of free fuel each.

    2013 More than 130 vehicles were involved in a series of crashes in thick fog on the Sheppey crossing in Kent. The A249 bridge was closed for more than nine hours. Police found enough evidence to prosecute 32 motorists, but offered to send them on a driver alertness course instead. Eight people suffered serious injuries and 200 others were treated at the scene following the crash, which started at around 7.15am.

    2014 Channel 4's game show Countdown achieved a Guinness World Record for the 'most series broadcast for a TV game show' when it reached its 6,000th episode On This Day. The programme was launched in 1982, with the late Richard Whiteley at the helm.

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    1725 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski

    1959 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

    1968 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

    1970 Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

    1987 Actor Steven Seagal (36) weds actress Kelly LeBrock (27) in Beverly Hills, California

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    1980 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

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    1664 After days of negotiation, the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British, who will rename it New York.

    1877 The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 36 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

    1910 Marie Curie demonstrates the transformation of radium ore to metal at the Academy of Sciences in France.

    1944 Germany launches its first V-2 missile at Paris, France.

    1977 Voyager 1 space probe launched.

    Born this day

    1568 Tommaso Campanella, Italian philosopher and poet, who wrote City of the Sun.

    1940 Raquel Welch, actress (One Million Years B.C., Myra Breckinridge).

    1945 Al Stewart, singer, songwriter, musician ("Year of the Cat," "Roads to Moscow").

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    3114 BC Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).

    1522 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.

    1620 149 Pilgrims, The Pilgrim Fathers, set sail from Plymouth in the Mayflower bound for America - the New World. The Pilgrims' story of people seeking to escape the religious controversies and economic problems of their time by emigrating to America, has become a central theme of the history and culture of the United States. (Note:- They had originally set sail from Southampton on 5th August but were beset with problems.

    1651 Charles II famously spent the night hidden in an oak tree at Boscobel after his defeat by Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester.

    1766 The birth of John Dalton, English chemist, meteorologist and physicist. He is best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory, and his research into colour blindness.

    1852 Britain's first free lending library opened, in Manchester.

    1866 Three British tea clippers reached London within 2 hours of each other after a 16,000 mile race from China as there were big bonuses for the first ships home with the new season's tea.

    1879 The opening of Britain's first telephone exchange - at Lombard Street in London.

    1880 England beat Australia by five wickets at the Oval in the first Test Match played in England. English batsman W.G. Grace scored a century.

    1901 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

    1907 The Lusitania set sail from Liverpool for New York on her maiden voyage. She set a record, crossing the Atlantic in five days at an average speed of 23 knots.

    1909 Word received that American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole, 5 months earlier

    1916 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee

    1939 World War II: In an episode known as The Battle of Barking Creek, a friendly fire incident near Ipswich resulted in the first war death of a British fighter pilot (Pilot Officer Montague Hulton-Harrop). The incident exposed the inadequacies of RAF radar and identification procedures, leading to them being greatly improved by the crucial period of the Battle of Britain.

    1944 World War II: The city of Ypres in Belgium was liberated by allied forces. As it was a difficult name to pronounce in English, British troops nicknamed the city 'Wipers'.

    1952 At the Farnborough Airshow, a prototype de Havilland jet fighter exploded, and the debris fell onto the crowd. 26 people died.

    1952 Erddig Hall, one of the country's finest stately homes, was granted Grade I listed status. In 2007 it was voted the UK's "favourite Historic House". Erddig's walled garden is one of the most important surviving 18th century formal gardens in Britain.

    1960 Ten skeletons were found in 3800 year old graves at Stonehenge. Wiltshire.

    1963 Cilla Black signed a contract with Beatles manager Brian Epstein. She changed her name from White to Black after a misprint in the music paper Mersey Beat.

    1986 The first series of the British medical drama television series 'Casualty'.

    1988 11-year-old Thomas Gregory, from London, swam the channel, reaching Dover after 12 hours. He was the youngest person ever to achieve a cross-channel swim.

    1990 Sir Len Hutton, cricketer, and the first professional to captain England, died at the age of 74.

    1997 The funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales, was held in Westminster Abbey, London. An estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide watched the service on television.

    2014 A study by Cass Business School claimed that the secret to a long life is having a waistline no larger than half your height. A waist to height ratio of 80 per cent or more could reduce life expectancy by up to 20 years.

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    1840 Publisher James Gordon Bennett (45) weds Henrietta Agnes Crean in NYC, New York

    1889 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzosoprano singer Eva Nansen (30)

    1944 Actor Yul Brynner (24) weds actress Virginia Gilmore (25) at the Los Angeles County Courthouse

    1980 81st Prime Minister of UK Theresa May (23) weds investment banker Philip May at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Wheatley, Oxfordshire

    1997 "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (34) weds "Fargo" actor William H. Macy (47) in Woody Creek, Colorado

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    70 Roman army under General Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem

    1533 The birth of Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. She was Queen of England from 1558 to 1603 and was known as the Virgin Queen because she never married, being too shrewd to share power with a foreign monarch.

    1548 Catherine Parr, 6th wife of Henry VIII, died in childbirth.

    1571 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, was arrested for his role in the Ridolfi plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I of England and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots. He was executed for treason in 1572 and is buried within the walls of the Tower of London.

    1665 The death of George Viccars, the first plague victim to died in the village of Eyam in Derbyshire. The plague raged for 14 months. Out of a population of 350 people, only 80 survived..

    1714 Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine

    1735 The birth of Thomas Coutts, son of a wealthy Scottish merchant. He and his brother James founded a banking house in London.

    1822 Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day)

    1838 Grace Darling and her father rescued the crew of the Forfarshire, a steamer wrecked off the Northumberland coast, close to the Longstone Lighthouse. She became a national heroine.

    1888 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York

    1895 The first game of what would become known as rugby league football, was played in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.

    1909 Eugene Lefebvre becomes first pilot to die in an airplane craft, while test piloting new French-built Wright biplane at Juvisy

    1917 The birth of Group Captain (Geoffrey) Leonard Cheshire, British airman. He was awarded the Victoria Cross during the Second World War and he and his wife Sue Ryder founded the Cheshire Foundation Home for the Incurably Sick in 1948.

    1929 Britain won the prestigious Schneider Trophy for air speed. The winner was Flying Officer Waghorn.

    1931 King George V announced he would be taking a £50,000 a year pay cut while the economic crisis continued.

    1940 Germany began regular bombing of London - commonly known as 'The Blitz'. The bombing continued nightly until 2nd November.

    1943 World War II. Italy surrendered to the Allies.

    1973 Jackie Stewart became world champion racing driver for the third consecutive year.

    1978 Keith Moon, drummer with 'The Who', died of a drugs overdose.

    1978 While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov was assassinated by a Bulgarian secret police agent using a ricin pellet fired from a specially-designed umbrella.

    1984 Three more people died in the food poisoning epidemic at hospitals in Yorkshire, bringing the total number of deaths to 22.

    2001 The Government suffered a shock legal defeat predicted to result in the release of hundreds of asylum seekers from an immigration centre.

    2009 Sir Terry Wogan announced that he was to step down as presenter of BBC Radio 2's breakfast show. The veteran broadcaster first hosted the breakfast show in 1972, returning to the role in 1993. Wake Up to Wogan was the UK's most popular breakfast radio show with 7.93 million listeners each week.

    2004 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) held their first debate in the new Scottish Parliament building. It was built at a cost : £414 million (ten times over the original budget).

    2013 New Yorker Marin Alsop become the first woman to lead the Last Night of the Proms in its 118-year history.

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    1943 "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)

    1945 "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling

    1984 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21)

    1991 US actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Nicollette Sheridan

    1996 Five-foot-eleven model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey

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    1949 Actress Janet Leigh (22) divorces Stanley Reames after 4 years of marriage

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    1157 King Richard I (the Lion Heart) was born.

    1380 Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow's great monarch Dimitri beats Mongols beginning the decline of the Tatars•

    •1504 Michelangelo's statue of David is unveiled in Florence

    •1522 Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

    1560 Amy Robsart, wife of the Earl of Leicester, died from a fall. It was suspected that she was pushed, for soon after, the earl became an active suitor to Queen Elizabeth I.

    1664 The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam was surrendered to the British, who, in 1669, renamed it New York after the Duke of York.

    1727 A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell, Cambridgeshire, killed 78 people (51 of them children). The doors had been nailed shut to prevent further people getting in, a simple act which was key to the tragedy which resulted. On 8th September 2005, a plaque was unveiled at the site of the barn in memorial of the fire.

    1760 British troops under Jeffrey Amherst defeated the French in the Battle of Montreal. After the loss, the French surrendered their arms throughout Canada.

    1888 Annie Chapman was found disembowelled in an East London street, the second victim of 'Jack the Ripper'.

    1888 The first English Football League matches were played.

    1914 World War I: Private Thomas Highgate became the first British soldier of the war to be executed for desertion. He was undefended and called no witnesses in his defence, as all his comrades had been shot and killed. Highgate claimed that he was a 'straggler' trying to find his way back to rejoin his regiment after having been separated from his comrades. His execution was almost as hasty as his trial, as senior officers insisted that he be executed 'At once, as publicly as possible'. Posthumous pardons for over 300 such soldiers were announced in August 2006, including Highgate.

    1921 Sir Harry Secombe, entertainer and singer was born.

    1925 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian was born.

    1944 The first German V2 flying bombs fell on Britain, exploding at Chiswick in London, killing 3 people.

    1960 Publishers Penguin Books were charged with public obscenity for publishing D.H. Lawrence's controversial book - 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'.

    1966 Queen Elizabeth II officially opened The Severn Bridge linking south Wales with south west England.

    1968 British tennis player Virginia Wade beat American Billie Jean King to win the US Open.

    1970 Black September hijackings begin, three airliners hijacked and blown up by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

    1986 "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is first broadcast nationally

    2000 Protests about high fuel costs that had been crippling France the previous week reached Britain, with actions across the country.

    2007 Portuguese police named both parents of missing schoolgirl Madeleine McCann (who disappeared on 3rd May) as formal suspects. Gerry McCann was officially given "arguido" status as was his wife Kate after they had been questioned separately for more than 24 hours.

    2011 The first repatriation ceremony was held at RAF Brize Norton, after repatriations ended through Wootton Bassett. Sergeant Barry Weston, killed in Afghanistan on 30th August, was the first to be repatriated.

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    •1761 Marriage of George III of the United Kingdom to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Queen Charlotte).

    •1864 Business magnate John D. Rockefeller (25) weds abolitionist Laura Spelman (24)

    •1897 Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

    •1953 Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34)

    •1963 Academy Award-winning actress Geraldine Page (38) weds actor Rip Torn (32) in Pinal, Arizona

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    2009 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (36) divorces glamour model Katie Price (31) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

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    1000 Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea. King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age.

    1087 William the Conqueror died in Maine (France) from injuries he sustained after a fall from his horse.

    1513 The Scots were heavily defeated by the English at the Battle of Flodden Field and James IV was killed, along with all his nobles. Flodden Field is close to the village of Branxton, Northumberland. The slain, including King James IV were taken to Branxton Parish Church.

    1543 Mary Stuart, at just nine months old, was crowned 'Queen of Scots' in the Scottish town of Stirling.

    1754 Birth date of William Bligh, British naval officer who was the victim of two mutinies, the most famous on the HMS Bounty which was taken over by Fletcher Christian.

    1776 Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies)

    1817 Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College

    1855 Crimean War: The Siege of Sevastopol (Sebastopol) came to an end when Russian forces abandon the city. Although defended heroically and at the cost of heavy Allied casualties, (almost 130,00 in total), the fall of Sevastopol led to the Russian defeat in the Crimean War.

    1879 The death of John Smith, English brewer, best known for operating the John Smith's Brewery in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. As at 2012, John Smith's was the highest selling bitter in the world.

    1911 The launch of the first airmail service in England, between Hendon and Windsor.

    1914 First fully mechanized unit in the British Army created - the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade (WWI)

    1949 The birth of John Curry, English figure skating champion and 1976 Olympic and World Champion.

    1958 There were race riots in London's Notting Hill Gate, with television crews accused of encouraging the rioting by staging reconstructions in the streets.

    1960 The birth of Hugh Grant, English actor and film producer who achieved international stardom after appearing in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

    1963 Scotsman Jim Clark became the youngest person to win the world motor racing championships, driving Colin Chapman’s Lotus. He was aged 27 and 188 days. The youngest winner to date is Sebastian Vettel (in 2010), aged 23 years and 133 days.

    1985 Champion jockey Lester Piggott announced his retirement, having won more than 5,000 races around the world. In 1987 he was jailed following an investigation over tax evasion, but resumed his career following his release and rode his last winner in October 1994.

    1987 Twenty five English football fans involved in the Heysel stadium disaster were extradited to Belgium.

    1988 The Indian cricket tour was cancelled as English cricket captain Graham Gooch and seven other members of his squad were refused visas to travel to India.

    1993 Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition

    1996 The European Court of Human Rights agreed to hear a case in which a 12-year old boy was challenging British laws allowing parents to use corporal punishment on their children.

    2001 Days before Home Secretary David Blunkett met his French counterpart, he admitted Britain was "particularly attractive" to asylum seekers.

    2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria

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    1770 Founding Father of America Robert R. Livingston (23) weds John Steven's daughter Mary Stevens

    1979 Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque

    1995 Chynna Phillips weds William Baldwin

    1995 Ice Skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41)

    2004 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

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    1224 The Franciscans, founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi, first arrived in England. They were originally called Grey Friars because of their grey 'habits'.

    1515 Thomas Wolsey was invested as a Cardinal. When Wolsey failure to secure Henry VIII's annulment to Catherine of Aragon it caused his downfall and arrest and he was stripped of his government office and property, including Hampton Court.

    1547 The Duke of Somerset led the English to victory over the Scots at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, Musselburgh. It was the last full scale military 'pitched battle' confrontation between England and Scotland and is seen as the first modern battle in the British Isles.

    1776 George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers

    1813 The first unqualified defeat of a British naval squadron in history took palace when US Captain Oliver Hazard Perry led a fleet of nine American ships to victory over a squadron of six British warships at the Battle of Lake Erie.

    1846 Elias Howe takes out a US patent for a lockstich sewing machine

    1891 Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-E, the most popular song in Victorian England in the 1890s was written by former Canadian bandsman Henry J Sayers. Sayers later admitted to copying an Austrian song after hearing the tune being played in a brothel.

    1897 George Smith, a London cab driver, became the first person to be convicted for drunken driving. He was fined £1.

    1933 English tennis player Fred Perry became the first Briton to win the US Open Championship since 1903.

    1939 World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley was mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and became the Royal Navy's first loss. There were only two survivors.

    1942 In a single raid, the RAF dropped 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf.

    1960 A goal-less draw between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers became the first English League game shown live on TV.

    1963 American Express opened a credit card service in Britain.

    1967 Almost 100 per cent of the voters of Gibraltar rejected Spanish rule in favour of retaining British sovereignty.

    1973 Scotland Yard began hunting for a teenage suspect after two bombs at mainline stations injured 13 people and brought chaos to central London.

    1977 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France

    1987 Hypnotist Andrew Newton was permitted to perform on stage, as Westminster Council lifted a 35 year ban on acts of that type. Doctors raised objections to lifting the ban, but Newton was not allowed to demonstrate regression on stage (taking hypnotized people back to their childhood).

    2001 Charles Ingram won one million pounds on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. He was later accused of cheating by having his wife, Diana, and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, cough as Ingram announced the correct answer from the available choices. The Ingrams and Tecwen Whittock were convicted, on 7th April 2003, by a majority verdict of 'procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception'. All three were fined and given suspended prison sentences. In October 2004 Diana and Charles Ingram were declared bankrupt.

    2008 The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland

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    1966 Actor John Lithgow (20) weds Jean Taynton

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    1297 Scottish hero William Wallace defeated the English at Stirling Bridge. Wallace's statement before the battle was - 'We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free.'

    1609 Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos

    1697 Battle of Zenta: forces of Prince Eugen of Savoye defeat the Turks, ending Ottoman control of large parts of Central Europe

    1708 Great Northern war: Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the war

    1777 American troops led by George Washington were defeated by the British at the Battle of Brandywine Creek, in the American War of Independence.

    1836 Register Office marriages were introduced in Britain.

    1841 The London to Brighton commuter express train began regular service, taking just 105 minutes.

    1879 268 miners died in an explosion at the Prince of Wales Colliery, at Abercarn, South Wales.

    1885 D.H. Lawrence, controversial English author of Sons and Lovers, Women in Love and Lady Chatterley's Lover, was born.

    1895 The prestigious FA Cup trophy was stolen from football outfitters William Shillock of Birmingham. 68 years later an 83 year old man confessed he'd melted it down to make counterfeit halfcrown coins.

    1915 The opening of Britain’s first Women’s Institute at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch, Anglesey, Wales.

    1950 Barry Sheene, British racing motor cyclist was born.

    1962 The Beatles completed the recording of their first single 'Love Me Do' at the Abbey Road Studios in north London.

    1968 The housing charity, Shelter, said up to three million people in Britain were living in damp, overcrowded slum conditions.

    1987 Four men were arrested on charges of plotting to steal a dolphin worth £25,000 from the Marineland Oceanarium in Morecambe, Lancashire.

    1997 In a national referendum on devolution, the people of Scotland voted 'Yes' to creating their own Parliament, for the first time in more than 300 years.

    2001 The '911' terrorist attacks in New York. In the aftermath, Prime Minister Tony Blair deployed British troops in the invasion of Iraq (March 2003), supporting the US President George Bush and his 'War on Terror'. On This Day hijackers crashed two airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and thousands of those working in the buildings. Both towers collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. A third airliner was crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth plane was redirected towards Washington, D.C., targeting either the Capitol Building or the White House, but it crashed in a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to retake control of the airliner. There were no survivors from any of the flights.

    2012 25 year old tennis player Andy Murray finally emulated Fred Perry's 1936 achievement and became the first British player to win the US Open in 76 years when he beat Novak Djokovic. Murray also won the Wimbledon championship in 2013 and 2016. He won gold at the London 2012 Olympics and gold again at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games thus becoming the first player, male or female, to win two gold medals in the tennis singles events.

    2014 The Society of Biology stated that warm temperatures had prompted flying ants to leave their nests early, Subsequently, seagulls had become more agressive, after getting 'drunk' by the formic acid in the ants’ bodies.

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    1440 Eton College was founded by Henry VI. Prefects were warned to look out for "ill-kempt heads and unwashed faces."

    1609 English explorer Henry Hudson sailed his ship 'Half Moon' into New York harbour and 150 miles further inland to Albany, along the waterway now called Hudson River.

    1846 Poet Elizabeth Barrett eloped to Italy with poet Robert Browning to escape Elizabeth's domineering father who disapproved of marriage for any of his children. Mr. Barrett then disinherited Elizabeth, as he did for each of his children who married:

    1852 The birth of Herbert Henry Asquith, British Liberal Prime Minister. It was Asquith who introduced old age pensions and Lloyd-George was his Chancellor of the Exchequer.

    1878 Cleopatra's Needle, the obelisk of Thothmes II, was erected on London's Embankment.

    1885 The Scottish football team of Arbroath beat Bon Accord (from Aberdeen) by 36 goals to nil in the first round of the Scottish Cup, making it a record breaking score for professional football. Thirteen goals were scored by centre-forward John Petrie.

    1890 Salisbury, Rhodesia, was founded as a military fort by by Cecil Rhodes. They originally named the city Fort Salisbury after the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, then British prime minister.

    1906 The opening of the Newport Transporter Bridge in south east Wales. Only eight such bridges remain in use worldwide and this is the oldest and largest of the three historic transporter bridges which remain in Britain. Vehicles are tranported on the 'gondola' across the River Usk.

    1908 The marriage of Winston Churchill to Clementine Hozier.

    1909 World's first patent for synthetic rubber granted to German chemist Fritz Hofmann

    1933 Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives idea of a nuclear chain reaction

    1936 Britain’s Fred Perry won the US Tennis Championships against Donald Budge, the first non-US player ever to win. Britain had to wait a further 76 years for a male singles champion and on 11th September 2012 Andy Murray won the US Open, beating Novak Djokovic.

    1940 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings

    1958 US Supreme Court orders the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas to integrate

    1959 Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on the Moon

    1960 Ministry of Transport (MoT) tests on motor vehicles were introduced in the UK.

    1970 The supersonic Concorde passenger jet landed at Heathrow Airport for the first time to a barrage of complaints from nearby residents about noise.

    1972 Two British trawlers were sunk by Icelandic gunboats during the 'cod war'

    1987 The BBC filmed the first 'Top of the Pops' to be sold in America.

    1988 Roger Hargreaves, author and creator of the Mr. Men books died.

    2000 Britain was brought to a standstill as fuel tax protesters, backed by tanker drivers, caused petrol shortages.

    2005 England took the Ashes from Australia for the first time since 1987.

    2012 After three years reviewing 450,000 documents, including those relating to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Merseyside police, the Hillsborough Independent Panel published its report. The report exposed the police campaign to blame Liverpool fans for the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster which saw the death of 96 fans. It led to a new criminal inquiry into the disaster and an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

    2014 The death, aged 88, of Dr. Ian Paisley, the former firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader. For decades he was the face of opposition to compromise with the IRA in Northern Ireland. Friends and one-time foes described him as a 'colossus' and 'big man of Irish politics'.

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    509 BC The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September

    335 Church of Holy Sepulchre consecrated in Jerusalem

    1224 Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata after a vision praying on Mount Verna

    1759 British troops, under the command of General Wolfe, secured Canada for the British Empire after defeating the French at the Battle of Quebec. Wolfe and the French commander were killed during the battle.

    1806 The English statesman Charles James Fox was taken ill and died at his home in London, just as he was about to introduce a bill abolishing slavery.

    1847 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City

    1894 The birth, in Manningham, Bradford, of John Boynton Priestley, the English author generally referred to as J.B. Priestley. He published 26 novels, notably The Good Companions (1929), as well as numerous dramas such as An Inspector Calls (1945). There is a statue to him outside the National Media Museum in Bradford.

    1902 The first conviction in Britain using finger-prints as evidence was in the case against Harry Jackson by the Metropolitan Police at the Old Bailey. He had left his thumbprint in wet paint on a window sill and was tracked down through it. He was sentenced to seven years.

    1916 The birth, in Cardiff, (to Norwegian parents) of the author Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl Plass is a public plaza in the heart of Cardiff Bay. The area is home to the Senedd (Welsh Assembly Building) and the Wales Millennium Centre. Some of Roald Dahl's notable works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, George's Marvellous Medicine and The BFG (Big Friendly Giant).

    1938 John Smith, former leader of the Labour Party was born.

    1940 Buckingham Palace was hit by a bomb during 'The Blitz'.

    1944 The birth of Carol Barnes, British television newsreader and broadcaster who worked for ITN from 1975 to 2004. In 1994 she was voted Newscaster of the Year at the TV and Radio Industries Club Awards

    1956 IBM introduces the RAMAC 305, 1st commercial computer with a hard drive that uses magnetic disk storage, weighs over a ton

    1957 The Mousetrap became Britain's longest running play, reaching its 1,998th performance.

    1958 Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good's Oh Boy, performing Move It.

    1970 In Colombia, en route to the World Cup finals in Mexico, the captain of the England football team, Bobby Moore was accused of stealing a diamond bracelet from a shop. After being kept under house arrest, he was released and all charges were dropped.

    1980 Hercules, the bear who went missing on Benbecula (in the Outer Hebrides) while being filmed for a Kleenex television commercial, was recaptured after 24 days 'on the run'.

    1988 Medina Perez, a Cuban diplomat opened fire in a crowded London street because of an American plot to make him defect, (his government said).

    1989 Britain's biggest ever banking computer error gave customers an extra £2 billion in a period of 30 minutes; 99.3 per cent of the money was reportedly returned.

    1993 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway

    2001 Iain Duncan Smith became the new leader of the Tory party.

    2001 British defence experts said that forces could be involved in retaliatory strikes against those responsible for the US terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Centre two days previously.

    2012 Jo Shuter, head teacher since 2001 of Quintin Kynaston School in St John's Wood, north-west London was suspended after an investigation into its finances. (Shuter resigned on August 28th when it was announced that she had spent £30,000 of public money on luxury hotels, flowers and her 50th birthday party.) She had earlier had been credited with turning around a school's fortunes, was named head teacher of the year at the 2007 Teaching Awards and was awarded a CBE in June 2010.

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    1607 The 'Flight of the Earls' from Lough Swilly, Donegal, in Ireland took place when Hugh Ó Neill (the earl of Tyrone) and about ninety followers left Ireland for mainland Europe following their earlier defeat in battle. They hoped to recruit an army for the invasion of Ireland with Spanish help, but King Philip III of Spain wanted to preserve the recent peace with England under its new Stuart dynasty so it was all to no avail. Nevertheless he persisted with the invasion plan until his death in exile in 1616.

    1682 Bishop Gore School, in Swansea was founded. It is one of the oldest schools in Wales and its most famous former pupil is almost certainly the poet, playwright and author Dylan Thomas who, it is said, was not a distinguished pupil. His father was Senior English Master at the school, which was then known as Swansea Grammar School.

    1741 George Frideric Handel finishes his "Messiah" oratorio after working on it non-stop for 23 days

    1752 The 3rd of September became the 14th as the Gregorian Calendar was introduced into Britain. Crowds of people rioted on the streets demanding, 'Give us back our 11 days.'

    1759 The earliest dated board game in England was sold on this day by its inventor John Jeffreys, from his house in Chapel Street, Westminster. The game was called 'A Journey Through Europe', or 'The play of Geography'.

    1812 Napoleon occupies Moscow and the fires start, extinguished by the 19th

    1852 The Duke of Wellington, victor at Waterloo, died aged 83. He was known as the Iron Duke and was Tory Prime Minister from 1828-30. 'Duke of Wellington' is a hereditary title, derived from the Somerset town of Wellington and was created for Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington. The Wellington Monument is located on the highest point of the Blackdown Hills, 1.9 miles from the town of Wellington.

    1868 At the Open Championships at Prestwick, the legendary Scottish golfer Tom Morris scored the first recorded hole-in-one, on the 8th hole (166 yards).

    1891 The first penalty kick in an English League football game was taken by Heath of Wolverhampton Wanderers against Accrington.

    1909 Peter Scott, British artist and ornithologist was born.

    1910 The birth of the actor Jack Hawkins. He mostly appeared in character roles, often in epic films such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Zulu, The Cruel Sea and Lawrence of Arabia. A 60 a day smoker, Hawkins began experiencing voice problems in the late 1950s. His entire larynx was removed and his performances were dubbed. Hawkins continued to smoke after losing his voice and died aged 62.

    1939 World’s 1st practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky takes (tethered) flight in Stratford, Connecticut

    1949 India's Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.

    1951 Prime Minister Clement Attlee opened the largest oil refinery in Europe, at Fawley on Southampton Water.

    1956 1st prefrontal lobotomy performed in Washington, D.C.

    1960 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

    1964 The British daily newspaper, the Daily Herald, ceased publication and was replaced by the Sun.

    1974 Two giant pandas, Chia-Chia and Ching-Ching, arrived at London Zoo.

    1981 A teenage boy who fired blank shots at the Queen in June 1980, pleaded guilty to a charge under the 1848 Treason Act.

    1988 A London taxi reached New Delhi with the meter showing a fare of £13,200. It was part of a six-man expedition on the way to Sydney.

    1997 Pete Townshend unveiled an English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23, Brook Street, Mayfair, London to mark where Jimi Hendrix had lived in 1968-69. He was the first pop star to be commemorated with the plaque.

    2001 Offices, shops and factories across the UK fell silent for three minutes as the nation mourned the victims of the US terrorist attacks.

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    Can you do a bit more research Alto, the first ever penalty kick taken by Heath of Wolves against Accy, that's only half the story......did he score ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    Can you do a bit more research Alto, the first ever penalty kick taken by Heath of Wolves against Accy, that's only half the story......did he score ?
    I'm just the messenger Sinkov finding snippets of old anniversary news, I thought some would chip in with facts that stand out to them from a certain subject then it could get the thread working with a bit of more knowledge and some debate, like your interest in the first penalty, SERVER has put a few facts up along with chalky liking the read and your good self which is promising, if I researched all the things that interest me I'd be here all day boring the hell out of everyone.

    I'm at the moment in Turkey on Holiday, I have suffered the last 10 weeks with abdominal pains which the Surgeons and specialists cannot find out what is wrong with me, great NHS eh ? I should not have come away really as it seems to be getting worse with yet another sleepless night rolling about in agony on the bed, so If my posts over the last few weeks seem sparse its because of that.

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    1616 First non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy

    1821 Act of Independence of Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua declare their independence from the Spanish Empire

    1830 George Stephenson's Manchester and Liverpool railway opened. During the ceremony, William Huskisson, MP, became the first person to be killed by a train when he crossed the track to shake hands with the Duke of Wellington. Stephenson was from humble beginnings and was illiterate until the age of 18. The entire family lived in just one room at a house at Wylam. The house was shared with three other families.

    1835 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin on board reaches the Galapagos Islands

    1859 The death of the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was involved in dock design, railway engineering and marine engineering. He built the SS Great Western in 1837, SS Great Britain in 1843 & SS Great Eastern in 1858, each the largest in the world at launch date.

    1871 The first British-based international mail order business was begun by the Army and Navy Co-operative. They published their first catalogue in February 1872.

    1890 Agatha Christie, English detective novelist was born.

    1901 The birth of Sir Donald Bailey, English civil engineer who invented the Bailey bridge, a wood and steel bridge small and light enough to be carried in trucks and lifted into place by hand, yet strong enough to carry tanks. Field Marshal Montgomery is recorded as saying that without the Bailey bridge, we would not have won the war.

    1916 Military tanks, designed by Ernest Swinton, were first used by the British Army, in the Somme offensive.

    1928 Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza

    1940 The tide turned in the Battle of Britain as the German air force sustained heavy losses inflicted by the Royal Air Force. The defeat was serious enough to convince Nazi leader Adolf Hitler to abandon his plans for an invasion of Britain. The day was chosen as "Battle of Britain Day".

    1960 London introduced Traffic Wardens onto the streets of the capital.

    1966 HMS Resolution, Britain’s first nuclear submarine, was launched at Barrow. It provides a controlled environment for ship and submarine assembly.

    1981 The death of the actor Harold Bennett, best remembered as 'Young Mr. Grace' in the 1970s British sitcom Are You Being Served? and as the character Mr. Blewitt in Dad's Army from 1969 to 1977.

    1984 Prince Harry, 3rd in succession to the throne, was born.

    1985 Tony Jacklin's team of golfers beat the United States in the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years.

    1998 is registered as a domain name

    2000 The fuel protests which had paralysed Britain for seven days, ended.

    2000 Home Secretary Jack Straw decided that parents would not be allowed access to the sex offenders' register.

    2006 The death of Raymond Baxter, television presenter and writer who is best known for being the first presenter of Tomorrow's World, continuing for 12 years, from 1965 to 1977. He also gave radio commentary at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the funerals of King George VI, Winston Churchill and Lord Mountbatten of Burma, and the first flight of Concorde.

    2014 Phones 4u, which had more than over 600 stores throughout the United Kingdom, went into administration after EE, Vodafone, Orange & O2, the company's final remaining suppliers, ended their contracts.

    2016 The government gave the go ahead for a new £18bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset after imposing 'significant new safeguards' to protect national security.The new plant (Hinkley Point C) is to be financed by the French and the Chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altobelli View Post
    I'm just the messenger Sinkov finding snippets of old anniversary news, I thought some would chip in with facts that stand out to them from a certain subject then it could get the thread working with a bit of more knowledge and some debate, like your interest in the first penalty, SERVER has put a few facts up along with chalky liking the read and your good self which is promising, if I researched all the things that interest me I'd be here all day boring the hell out of everyone.

    I'm at the moment in Turkey on Holiday, I have suffered the last 10 weeks with abdominal pains which the Surgeons and specialists cannot find out what is wrong with me, great NHS eh ? I should not have come away really as it seems to be getting worse with yet another sleepless night rolling about in agony on the bed, so If my posts over the last few weeks seem sparse its because of that.
    I was only joking about the research Alto, I've looked it up and Billy Heath did score and Wolves won 5-0. Sorry to hear you're having your holiday ruined, hopefully you can get it resolved soon. Might be best if you can wait until you return to the UK, our NHS can be frustrating, but I'm not sure the Turkish system will be any better. But what do I know, maybe it is.

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    I'm sure that sinkov was only pulling your leg Altobelli,hope that you find out the reason for your pain,ten weeks is a long time when you are in agony,hope that you enjoy your break the best that you can anyhow,can i recommend getting bladdered to try to ease the pain?

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    I had a feeling you was joking Sinkov, just trying to get a bit more interest in the thread as there are endless possibilities to explore and talk about that's all, what has really got me going is that guy who come on slagging us all off with Fantasy Football and everything else.

    Had 3 days in Hospital about 10 weeks ago while they stuck needles in me, x-rays, scans and all the rest, was sent home with an appointment for a major scan which they said would be in 2 weeks time, it took 4, asked the scan man how long for results he said 2, it took 4, turns out my liver function is not functioning as it should with a duct swollen probably with a stone(s) trapped in there which the scan could not see, the Consultant was going to give me one of those BBC camera jobs down my throat as that would tell them just before I came away, then they decided against it and would wait till I get back off holiday.

    The Turkish Hospitals seem more on the ball than us Sinkov, many English who live out here have not a bad word to say about them, even 2 having told they have heart problems and they could fix the problem straight away with operations, but not believing them, going back home and being told just the same.

    I did a full health check with my mate who lives out here last year, It cost 132 pounds, you did all the tests from 8am till 1pm, went for lunch which was appreciated after fasting and came back to view all the results with an accompanied English speaking Doctor that was with you all morning, I was given the all clear apart from a speck on my lung which they said to get checked out when I returned to England the next day (which turned out to be the start of Legionella pneumophila ), my mate's blood pressure was down which they found out after stopping him using the tread mill before the blood tests had arrived back and he's since had it corrected.

    With all this technology nowadays surely you should not have to wait 4 weeks for a result of a scan, I feel sorry for frail or older people than me in pain having to wait an unnecessary long time for results.

    Thank you both for your comments, I don't drink that much Chalky or I would get bladdered

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