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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson's Choice -

The mis­sion that led to the death of Osama bin Laden was “jus­ti­fied, law­ful and right”, David Cameron said. The Prime Min­is­ter added that the killing of the al Qaida leader rep­re­sented a “mas­sive step for­ward” in tack­ling ter­ror­ism. 1814Louis

XVIII took the throne of France af­ter Napoleon’s de­feat and ex­ile by the al­lies. 1903Bing

Crosby (pic­tured), was born in Ta­coma, Washington, as Harry Lil­lis Crosby. 1903The

first elec­tric train ran through the Mersey Rail­way tun­nel be­tween Liver­pool and Birken­head. 1934Author

HG Wells pre­dicted there would be a ma­jor world war by 1940. 1951The

Fes­ti­val of Bri­tain was opened by King Ge­orge VI on a bomb­site near London’s Wa­ter­loo sta­tion. 1952New­cas­tle

United be- came the first team since 1891 to win two English FA Cup Fi­nals in suc­ces­sion by beat­ing Arse­nal 1-0. 1968The

first heart trans­plant in Bri­tain was car­ried out at the Na­tional Heart Hospi­tal, Maryle­bone, London.

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