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1988 The Cardinal of Turin confirmed reports that the Turin shroud, believed to carry the imprint of Christ, was a hoax. It had been scientifically dated to the Middle Ages.
1992 The Booker Prize was jointly awarded to Michael Ondaatje for The English Patient and Barry Unsworth for Sacred Hunger.
2001 Anti-war protesters demonstrated in London against the military strikes on Afghanistan – 20,000 people turned out.
2010 The Copiapo mining accident in Chile came to an end as all 33 miners arrived at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
1997 Chris Evans started his breakfast show on Virgin Radio, while Kevin Greening and Zoe Ball began theirs on Radio 1. 1999 A three-day auction of Elvis Presley’s belongings raised more than $5 million (£3.1m) for a homeless housing project in Las Vegas.
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2016 James Arthur: Say You Won’t Let Go 2015 Justin Bieber: What Do You Mean? 2014 Megan Trainor All About That Bass
1934 nana moUskoUri, 83,
1941 paUL simon, 76, Singer/ songwriter. One half of Simon and Garfunkel.
1959 marie osmonD, 58,
1996 berYL reiD, British actress.