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The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - SERIAL -

• 1483:

Mar­tin Luther, Ger­man re­li­gious re­former, was born in Eisleben.

• 1871:

Henry Mor­ton Stan­ley, sent to Africa by his news­pa­per to find Scot­tish mis­sion­ary David Liv­ing­stone, fi­nally made con­tact with him at Ujiji on Lake Tan­ganyika with the words: “Dr Liv­ing­stone, I pre­sume.”

• 1928:

Hiro­hito was crowned Em­peror of Ja­pan. The Crown Prince, aged 27, had been re­gent for seven years be­fore tak­ing over from his sick fa­ther.

• 1982:

Soviet leader Leonid Brezh­nev died of a heart at­tack, aged 75.

• 1988:

Ge­orge Bush was elected US Pres­i­dent.

• 1997:

Bri­tish au pair Louise Wood­ward walked free from a court in Amer­ica when judge Hiller Zo­bel re­duced her mur­der con­vic­tion to man­slaugh­ter.

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