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- Nobel Prize · Scientific Awards · Westminster · Rome · British House of Commons · George Bernard Shaw · George Bernard Shaw · Bernard Shaw · Alfred Nobel · London · Beirut · California · Northern California · Terry Waite · Thomas Sutherland

1477: Wil­liam Cax­ton is­sued the first dated, printed book from his print­ing press in West­min­ster. It was Dictes Or Sayengis Of The Philosophr­es.

1626: St Peter’s in Rome was con­se­crated.

1910: There were more than 100 ar­rests when suf­fragettes tried to storm the House of Com­mons.

1916: The first bat­tle of the Somme ended.

1926: Ge­orge Bernard Shaw re­fused to ac­cept the No­bel Prize money of £7,000 awarded to him a year ear­lier. He said: “I can forgive No­bel for in­vent­ing dy­na­mite, but only a fiend in hu­man form could have in­vented the No­bel Prize.” 1928: The first Mickey Mouse car­toon, Steam­boat Wil­lie, was shown.

1933: BBC Ra­dio’s In Town Tonight was first broad­cast.

1987: The worst fire in the history of the Lon­don Un­der­ground killed 31 peo­ple at King’s Cross.

1991: Beirut hostage Terry Waite and Amer­i­can Thomas Suther­land were re­leased by their proIra­nian Is­lamic Ji­had cap­tors.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: The death toll from the North­ern Cal­i­for­nia wild­fire had climbed to 76, while nearly 1,300 peo­ple re­mained un­ac­counted for, it was re­ported.

 ??  ?? Terry Waite re­turns to the UK in 1991 after be­ing held hostage in Beirut, Le­banon, for 1,760 days
Terry Waite re­turns to the UK in 1991 after be­ing held hostage in Beirut, Le­banon, for 1,760 days

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