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The Press and Journal (North-East) - - FEATURES - AD54: 1163: 1853: 1884: 1905:

Ro­man Em­peror Claudius I died af­ter eat­ing poi­soned mush­rooms as a re­sult of a plot in­spired by his wife, the Em­press Agrip­pina.

The body of the An­glo Saxon King, Ed­ward (the Con­fes­sor), was trans­ferred to a new shrine and Oc­to­ber 13 has been cel­e­brated as his feast day ever since.

Lil­lie Langtry, Bri­tish ac­tress and mis­tress of Ed­ward VII when he was Prince of Wales, was born in Jer­sey.

Green­wich was adopted as the uni­ver­sal time merid­ian of lon­gi­tude, from which stan­dard times through­out the world are cal­cu­lated.

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