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The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - AGENDA - Who said it

Thomas Hearns, left, lands a punch on Juan Domingo Roldan dur­ing the fight at Hil­ton Ho­tel in Las Ve­gas, 1987 1618: Sir Wal­ter Raleigh, English sea­farer, once a favourite of El­iz­a­beth I, was be­headed at White­hall, falsely ac­cused of trea­son.

1740: James Boswell, Scot­tish di­arist and bi­og­ra­pher of Samuel John­son, was born. He ac­com­pa­nied John­son on a tour be­fore pro­duc­ing his Life Of Samuel John­son in 1791.

1787: Mozart’s opera Don Gio­vanni was first per­formed in Prague.

1929: “Black Tues­day” – so-called when Wall Street crashed, lead­ing to the Great De­pres­sion. 1956: Is­rael in­vaded the Si­nai Penin­sula and troops pushed on to­wards the Suez Canal.

1986: The fi­nal sec­tion of the M25 around Lon­don was opened.

1987: Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns won the world mid­dleweight ti­tle, mak­ing him the first boxer to win a world ti­tle at four dif­fer­ent weights.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Global health lead­ers warned that more than nine in 10 chil­dren around the world were liv­ing in ar­eas of toxic air pol­lu­tion.

“Re­lieved that fi­nally no one died in a ditch. Whether the UK’s demo­cratic choice is re­voke or an orderly with­draw, con­firmed or not in a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum, the uncer­tainty of Brexit has gone on for far too long. This ex­tra time must de­liver a way for­ward” - Euro­pean Par­lia­ment Brexit co-or­di­na­tor Guy Ver­hof­s­tadt, left, on the new Brexit ex­ten­sion un­til Jan­uary 31.

“The whole na­tion, and in­deed the world had been shocked by this tragedy and the cru­elty of the fate that has been suf­fered by in­no­cent peo­ple, who were hop­ing for a bet­ter life in this coun­try” - Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son writes in a book of con­do­lence to pay his re­spects to the 39 mi­grants found dead in a lorry in Es­sex.

“Imag­ine a car where the gear­box (my eyes) isn’t con­nected prop­erly to the en­gine (brain). Some­times words are just shapes... I can see the shape but it sim­ply has no mean­ing,” - Labour MP Peter Kyle shares what life is like liv­ing with acute dys­lexia.

“This is the day of the woman. We knew that only by unit­ing could we win. We did that. We united, we won and we made his­tory!” - Claudia Lopez, above, cel­e­brates be­com­ing the first les­bian mayor of Bo­gota, cap­i­tal city of Colom­bia.

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