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    1953. Hard as nails actor Ray Winstone born. (Scum, Ripleys Game, Nil by Mouth, Indy Jones and the Crystal Skull)

    1980. Bon Scott lead singer of AC/DC dies aged 33 in London after a night of heavy drinking.

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    20th February

    1898 Enzo Ferrari born
    1963 Ian Brown of the Stone Roses born
    1967 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana born


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    21st of Feb

    1933. Singer Nina Simone born.
    1946. English actor Alan Rickman born.
    1965. Malcolm X assassinated in NYC.
    1969. James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers was born.
    1974. Spanish footballer Ivan Campo (Ramos) was born.

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    February 22nd;

    1371 David II (David the Bruce) King of Scotland dies.
    1816 Scottish historian Adam Ferguson dies.
    1932 American politician Ted Kennedy born.
    1949 Austrian F1 driver Niki Lauda born.
    1953 Nigel Planer (Neil from the Young Ones) born.
    1962 Australian wildlife presenter Steve Irwin born.
    1963 Golfer Vijay Singh born in Fiji.
    1969 Danish footballer Brian Laudrup born.
    1975 American actress Drew Barrymore born.
    1987 American artist Andy Warhol dies.
    1997 At Roslin in Scotland. Scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
    2006 53 million is stolen in Britains biggest ever robbery at Tonbridge in Kent.
    2009 National day of mourning in Australia for Victorian bushfire victims.
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    24th of February.

    1940 - Denis Law, Scottish footballer born.
    1948 - Walter Smith, Scottish football manager born.
    1948 - Dennis Waterman, British actor born.
    1950 - George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist born.
    1955 - Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer born.
    1955 - Alain Prost, French race car driver born.
    1977 - Floyd Mayweather Jr, American boxer born.
    1993 - Bobby Moore, English footballer dies.
    2008 - Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba.


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    25th February

    1946 - Bananas went on sale in Britain for the first time.
    1956 - Scottish international footballer David (Davie) Cooper is born in Hamilton.
    1964 - Lee Evans, English comedian born.
    1964 - Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) beat Sonny Liston by a knockout to become world heavyweight boxing champion.


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    1797 - 1 notes were first issued by the bank of England.
    1839 - The Grand National was first run at Aintree.
    1931 - Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager born.
    1932 - Johnny Cash, American singer born.
    1935 - Radar was first demonstrated in Daventry, England by Robert Watson-Watt.
    1936 - Adolf Hitler opened the 1st Volkswagen plant in Saxony, Germany.
    1947 - Sandie Shaw, English singer born.
    1950 - Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish music entertainer dies.
    1952 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that the nation has an atomic bomb.
    1983 - Irishman Pat Jennings becomes the first professional footballer to play 1000 matches.
    1991 - Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of his troops from Kuwait in the first Gulf War.
    1993 - World Trade Center bombing in New York City.
    1994 - The late great Bill Hicks, American comedian dies.
    2009 - Wendy Richards, English actress dies.
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    1797 - The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound notes.
    1803 - Great fire in Bombay, India
    1900 - British Labour Party forms
    1933 - German parliament building, Reichstag, destroyed by fire
    1956 - Elvis Presley's releases "Heartbreak Hotel"
    1967 - Pink Floyd release their 1st single "Arnold Layne"
    1977 - Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
    1980 - Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
    1991 - Singer James Brown is released from prison
    1992 - Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
    2002 - Spike Milligan, Irish comedian dies

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    28th february

    1854 - Republican Party formally organized in USA.
    1922 - The United Kingdom accepts the independence of Egypt.
    1935 - Nylon is invented by Wallace Carothers.
    1942 - Brian Jones, English musician of The Rolling Stones is born.
    1942 - Dino Zoff, Italian footballer born.
    1956 - Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer born.
    1974 - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election.
    1975 - A major train crash at Moorgate station kills 43 people on the London Underground.
    1979 - Michael Bisping, English mixed UFC martial artist born.
    1991 - The first Gulf War ends.
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    March 1st

    1936 - The Hoover Dam is completed.
    1946 - British Govt nationalises the Bank of England after 252 years.
    1949 - Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ.
    1952 - Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and Aston Villa manager born.
    1954 - Ron Howard, American actor and director.
    1961 - Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
    1980 - Dixie Dean, English footballer dies.
    1992 - Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Yugoslavia.
    2006 - Peter Osgood, English footballer dies.


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    On this day March 2nd;

    1904. Dr. Seuss (Theodore Seuss Geisel), American author born
    1947. Harry Redknapp, English football manager was born.
    1948. Larry Carlton, American guitarist born.
    1948. Rory Gallagher, Irish guitarist born.
    1949. The first automatic street light was installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
    1956. Morocco declares its independence from France.
    1956. Mark Evans, Australian bassist of AC/DC born
    1958. Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer born.
    1962. Jon Bon Jovi, American musician born
    1968. Daniel Craig, James Bond actor born
    1969. In Toulouse, France the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
    1977. Chris Martin of Coldplay born.
    2008. Jeff Healey, Canadian musician dies.

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    March 3rd

    1847 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-Canadian inventor born
    1938 - Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
    1948 - Snowy White, British guitarist born
    1953 - Zico, Brazilian footballer born.
    1991 - An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
    1992 - The nation of Bosnia is established.
    2005 - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.


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    4th of March

    1492 - King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.
    1882 - Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
    1890 - The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales.
    1936 - Jim Clark racing driver born at Chirnside in Scottish Borders.
    1951 - Chris Rea, English guitarist and singer born.
    1954 - Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
    1966 - John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
    1966 - North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by BP.
    1994 - John Candy, Canadian comedian dies.
    1995 - George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker
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    5th of March

    1558 - Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
    1836 - Mexico attacks Alamo
    1904 - Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.
    1953 - Soviet dictator Josef Stalin died at age 73.
    1963 - Patsy Cline, American singer dies.
    1982 - Comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose at age 33.
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    6th of March

    1836 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman dies.
    1899 - "Asprin" patented by Felix Hoffmann.
    1946 - David Gilmour lead guitarist of Pink Floyd born.
    1950 - Silly Putty invented.
    1957 - Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK.
    1961 - 1st London minicabs introduced.
    1961 - George Formby, British comedian and singer dies.
    1964 - Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)
    1965 - 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford.
    1967 - Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted.
    1970 - Rabies ban on British pet imports
    1972 - Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player born.
    1974 - Miners' strike comes to an end after 4 weeks.
    1984 - Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins.
    1985 - Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight.
    1987 - Belgium ferry boat "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes/sinks; 192 die.
    1988 - 3 IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers.
    1995 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM.
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    Births 1958, Rik Mayall and 1971, Rachel Weisz.
    Deaths 1999 Stanley Kubrick

    1933, Game of "Monopoly" invented.
    1987, Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
    1989, Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Rushdie's book
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    8th of March

    1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
    1957 - Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
    1958 - Gary Numan, British musician born.
    1971 - Harold Lloyd, American actor dies.
    1974 - Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
    1979 - Philips demonstrates Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
    1999 - Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player dies.
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    1908. Football Club Internazionale Milano (Inter Milan) is founded.
    1934. Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and the first human in space born.
    1997. The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper dies.

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    In 1801 First census in Great Britain.
    1831 The French Foreign Legion is established.
    1876 Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call.
    1906 London Underground opens Bakerloo line.
    1910 China ends slavery.
    1940 Chuck Norris, American actor and martial artist is born.
    1958 Sharon Stone, American actress born.
    1981 Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian and Barcelona footballer is born.
    2005 Dave Allen, Irish comedian died.

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    Yesterday 11th of March

    1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet Union's leader.
    1990 - Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
    2004 - Madrid Train Bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains kill 191 people.
    1964 - Shane Richie, English actor born.
    1978 - Didier Drogba, Chelsea and Ivory Coast footballer born.
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