On this day

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• 1620: The 101 Pil­grim Fa­thers set sail from Ply­mouth in the May flower, cap­tained by My les Stan­dish.

• 1861: ThePostOf­fice Sav­ings Bankwas in­sti­tuted.

• 1908: Carfirms Buick andOldsmo­bile merged to form Gen­eral Mo­tors.

•1946: Have A Go be­gan on the Light Pro­gramme, with Wil­fred Pick­les and­his wife as Ma­belatthetable. Pick­les started

each pro­gramme by say­ing ,‘’ How do ,’ Ow are yer?’’

•1963: Malaysia be­came in­de­pen­dent– and a mob cel­e­brated by burn­ing down the Bri­tish em­bassy.

• 1968: The“two-tier’’ postal sys­temwas in­tro­duced in Bri­tain – First andSe­cond class.

• 1977: Operasinger Mari­aCal­las was found dead in her Paris flat, aged 53.

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