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65 BC: Horace, Ro­man poet, was born in Venu­sian Apu­lia. 1542: Mary, Queen of Scots, was born at Lin­lith­gow Palace. 1733: A Dorset man re­ported see­ing a pol­ished sil­ver disc in the sky – the first known sight­ing of a UFO. 1854: Pope Pius IX de­clared that Christ’s mother, the Vir­gin Mary, was pre­served from all sin from the mo­ment she was con­ceived. 1859: Thomas de Quincey, es­say­ist, died in Scot­land. 1864: The Clifton Sus­pen­sion Bridge over the River Avon at Bris­tol, de­signed by Brunel, was opened. 1941: Bri­tain and the United States de­clared war on Ja­pan. 1980: John Len­non was shot dead in New York by Mark David Chap­man. 1991: Lead­ers of Rus­sia, Belorus­sia and Ukraine formed a “com­mon­wealth of in­de­pen­dent states” and pro­nounced the Soviet Union dead. ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: A YouTube prankster freed by a fire crew after us­ing Poly­filla to ‘ce­ment’ his head inside a mi­crowave was warned against risk­ing his life for ‘other peo­ple’s en­ter­tain­ment’.

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