THIS DAY

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1163: 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.

1853: Lil­lie Langtry, Bri­tish actress and mis­tress of Ed­ward VII when he was Prince of Wales, was born in Jersey.

1884: Green­wich was adopted as the uni­ver­sal time merid­ian of lon­gi­tude, from which stan­dard times through­out the world are cal­cu­lated.

1905: Leg­endary English ac­tor Sir Henry Irv­ing died in Bradford, dur­ing his farewell tour.

1924: Ram­say MacDon­ald made the first elec­tion broad­cast on the BBC for the Labour Party.

1944: Athens was lib­er­ated by the Al­lies.

1984: John Lowe achieved the first tele­vised 501 score in nine darts in a ma­jor event in the quar­ter fi­nals of the World Match Play cham­pi­onship in Slough.

2010: One by one, the 33 min­ers trapped for 69 days in half-mile-deep dun­geon be­neath the Chilean desert climbed into a res­cue cap­sule and rose to the sur­face.

Fam­i­lies watch the res­cue ef­forts of the Chilean min­ers

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