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1751: Play­wright Richard Brins­ley Sheridan (The Ri­vals, The School For Scan­dal) was born in Dublin. 1925: In his work­shop in Lon­don, John Logie Baird achieved the first tele­vi­sion pic­tures us­ing a dummy’s head.

1938: Or­son Welles’s ra­dio adap­ta­tion of HG Wells’s War Of The Worlds caused panic in the US by con­vinc­ing many lis­ten­ers that Mar­tians had re­ally landed. 1990: Crews at work on the Chan­nel Tun­nel fi­nally met for the first time when French work­ers drilled a pi­lot hole through to the Bri­tish side of a ser­vice tun­nel.

1991: The Queen opened the Queen Elizabeth Bridge over the Thames at Dart­ford.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: US space agency Nasa said its Parker So­lar Probe was closer to the sun than any space­craft had ever been.

“I just re­mem­ber the last mo­ment I had with her. I even told her, ‘Your life is go­ing to be very dif­fer­ent, but in those tough times just re­mem­ber you have a lot of peo­ple who care about you”’ - Wen­dell Pierce, left, who played the on-screen fa­ther of the Duchess of Sus­sex in hit drama Suits, speaks on Good Morn­ing Bri­tain.

“Brexit has bro­ken our pol­i­tics and it is my firm be­lief that only a con­fir­ma­tory public vote will bring an end to this sorry chap­ter and bring heal­ing and light at the end of the tun­nel” - Lib­eral Demo­crat MP Heidi Allen an­nounces she will not stand in the next gen­eral elec­tion.

“It has been a gru­elling but hum­bling six months, and I hope to have proven that any­thing is pos­si­ble with some de­ter­mi­na­tion, self-be­lief and pos­i­tiv­ity”

- Nir­mal Purja, known as Nims, claims the record for the fastest scaling of the 14 high­est moun­tains on Earth.

“I thought my granny would like it and fall asleep, and so when peo­ple liked it... it was quite a sur­prise for us. So it’ll be re­ally nice to watch it again in a con­text when I can just en­joy it” - Vanessa Kirby, above, says she is look­ing for­ward to watch­ing The Crown as a fan.

Chan­nel Tun­nel work­ers drilled the pi­lot hole more than a month be­fore the of­fi­cial ‘break­through’ in 1990

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