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Who said it On this day

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“I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job” - The Duke of Cambridge following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

“He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the monarch, a decorated serviceman, a prince and a duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparen­t over this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky till the end” - The Duke of

Sussex.

“Perhaps the most important aspect of his life was his absolute commitment to supporting the Queen. I know how important it is to have a husband, a partner, who is a source of strength and a rock in time of trouble” - Former prime minister Theresa May speaking in the Commons.

“His death was a tragedy but his life was a triumph” - Anne Merritt at the inquest into the death of her son Jack, 25, who was killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan at a prisoner rehabilita­tion event near London Bridge on November 29 2019.

“I thought it would be nice to do a cut as soon as we possibly could and it wasn’t hard to find someone who wanted their hair doing after so long” - Kelly Boad, owner of Hair & Beauty Gallery in Warwick, who opened at midnight as restrictio­ns lifted in England.

“It doesn’t matter what you do or who you are, you can have everything you want, but as success happened, mentally I was breaking down” - Max George said he experience­d his first serious mental health episode after The Wanted hit number one with their debut single All Time Low. 1668: John Dryden was appointed the first poet laureate.

1732: Frederick, Lord North, was born. As prime minister he levied the tax on tea that incensed the American colonists and provoked the Boston Tea Party.

1742: The first public performanc­e of Handel’s Messiah took place in Dublin.

1852: Frank Winfield Woolworth, merchant and founder of the chain store, was born in New York.

1912: The Royal Flying Corps was instituted by Royal Charter.

1964: Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor in The Lilies Of The Field.

1980: Four days after his 23rd birthday, Severiano Ballestero­s won the US Masters, the event’s youngest winner.

1990: The Soviet Union admitted the massacre of up to 15,000 Polish officers at Katyn in the Soviet Union in 1940.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Scientists announced they had discovered a supernova they believed was brighter and more energetic than any previously recorded.

 ??  ?? OSCAR: Sidney Poitier and Lilia Skala in The Lilies Of The Field.
OSCAR: Sidney Poitier and Lilia Skala in The Lilies Of The Field.

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