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1660:

The Royal So­ci­ety was founded in Lon­don.

1757:

Wil­liam Blake, mys­tic and vi­sion­ary English poet and painter, was born in Lon­don.

1905:

The Ir­ish po­lit­i­cal party Sinn Fein was founded in Dublin by Arthur Grif­fith.

1919:

Vis­count­ess (Nancy) As­tor be­came Bri­tain’s first woman MP, hold­ing a safe Plymouth seat for the Tories in a by-elec­tion caused by her hus­band’s el­e­va­tion of the peer­age. 1934:

Win­ston Churchill warned that weak de­fences could mean that Bri­tain could be “tor­tured into ab­so­lute sub­jec­tion” in any war with Ger­many.

1943:

The Big Three – Churchill, Roo­sevelt and Stalin – met in Tehran to “plan strat­egy” and dis­cuss post-war pol­icy, in­clud­ing treat­ment of a de­feated Ger­many.

1967:

Horserac­ing was sus­pended in Bri­tain af­ter an out­break of foot-and-mouth dis­ease. 1968:

Enid Bly­ton, cre­ator of Noddy and Big Ears among many other chil­dren’s favourites, died.

1983:

The gov­ern­ment an­nounced an end to the mo­nop­oly by op­ti­cians on the sale of glasses.

2010:

Bri­tain shiv­ered in record low tem­per­a­tures, in­clud­ing a “ridicu­lously low” mi­nus 17C in Wales.

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Enid Bly­ton

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