ON THIS DAY

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1399: The Or­der of the Bath was con­sti­tuted.

1521: Pope Leo X con­ferred the ti­tle of De­fender of the Faith on Henry VIII. Twelve years later Henry broke with Rome to marry Anne Bo­leyn.

1844: Baked beans mag­nate HJ Heinz was born of Ger­man par­ents in Pitts­burgh.

1899: The Boer War be­gan be­tween the Bri­tish Em­pire and the Republics of the Or­ange Free State and the Transvaal.

1957: The Ra­dio tele­scope at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, planned by Sir Bernard Lovell, went into op­er­a­tion.

1958: The BBC TV sports pro­gramme Grand­stand was first trans­mit­ted.

1973: The start of the Yom Kip­pur War in the Mid­dle East.

1986: Nu­clear weapons ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween Ron­ald Rea­gan and Mikhail Gor­bachev opened in a sum­mit in Reyk­javik.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Sam­sung was forced to dis­con­tinue one of its flag­ship phones – the Note7 – after a new wave of con­cerns over the de­vice’s safety.

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