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• 1893: The In­de­pen­dent Bri­tish Labour Party was formed by Keir Hardie.

• 1904: English com­poser Richard Ad­din­sell was born. His most fa­mous work was the War­saw Con­certo, which he wrote for the 1941 film Dangerous Moon­light.

• 1921: The first Bri­tish patent for wind­screen wipers was reg­is­tered by Mills Mu­ni­tions of Birm­ing­ham.

• 1942: The pi­lot of an ex­per­i­men­tal jet fighter be­came the first to leave his plane via an emer­gency ejec­tor seat.

• 1982: A Boe­ing 737 crashed into a bridge, hit­ting five ships and killing 78 peo­ple, on the Po­tomac River in Washington, DC.

• 1990: An army un­der­cover unit shot dead three men rob­bing a bet­ting shop in west Belfast, caus­ing up­roar among repub­li­cans. Two of the raiders were hooded and car­ried replica guns.

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