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Evening Times - - FEATURES -

1909: The first Wool­worth’s store in Bri­tain opened in Liver­pool.

1912: The Bri­tish Board of Film Cen­sors was ap­pointed. It de­cided on two clas­si­fi­ca­tions – Uni­ver­sal and Not Suit­able for Chil­dren.

1914: Bri­tain and France de­clared war on Turkey.

1956: A pop­u­lar upris­ing in Hun­gary was crushed by So­viet tanks and troops, with an es­ti­mated 20,000 Hun­gar­i­ans killed.

1968: US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion - Repub­li­can chal­lenger Richard M Nixon de­feated vice pres­i­dent Hu­bert Humphrey and Amer­i­can In­de­pen­dent Party can­di­date Ge­orge C Wallace.

1990: Rabbi Meir Ka­hane, founder of the far-right Kach move­ment, was shot dead af­ter a speech at a New York City ho­tel.

1991: Robert Maxwell, mil­lion­aire pub­lish­ing ty­coon, was found dead at sea hours af­ter dis­ap­pear­ing from his yacht off the Ca­nary Is­lands.

2006: Former Iraqi dic­ta­tor Saddam Hussein, above, was sen­tenced to death by hang­ing by the Iraq High Tri­bunal.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: A new study sug­gested that around 2000 Bri­tish chil­dren were ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal each year with prob­lems that could have been avoided if they got all of their vac­ci­na­tions.

BIRTH­DAYS: Lester Pig­gott, former jockey, 84; Elke Som­mer, ac­tress, 79; Art Gar­funkel, singer, 78; Den­nis An­dries, former boxer, 66; Bryan Adams, above, rock singer, 60; Ta­tum O’Neal, ac­tress, 56; Tamzin Outh­waite, ac­tress, 49; Daniella West­brook, ac­tress, 46.

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