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- Vancouver · Vancouver Island · Vancouver Island · Marylebone Cricket Club · France · Germany · German Army · Russia · Judy Garland · London · Edinburgh · Antony Gormley · George Vancouver · Joe Louis · Richard II · German Army · Fred Astaire



1757: Ge­orge Vancouver, the ex­plorer af­ter whom Vancouver Is­land and Vancouver are named, was born.

1814: MCC beat Hert­ford­shire in the first ma­jor cricket match played on the present Lord’s cricket ground in St John’s Wood.

1896: Mar­coni patented his invention of the “wire­less”.

1937: Joe Louis, above, won the world heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle by knock­ing out James J Brad­dock in Chicago. He suc­cess­fully de­fended the crown 25

Richard II in­her­ited the English throne, aged times be­fore an­nounc­ing

1 1949.

1940: France ca­pit­u­lated and ac­cepted the ar­mistice terms of Ger­many.

1941: The Ger­man Army in­vaded Rus­sia.

1969: Singer Judy Gar­land was found dead in her flat in Lon­don, aged 47.

1987: Fred As­taire, above, Amer­i­can ac­tor and dancer, died aged 88.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Peo­ple were sur­prised when a prankster dressed a sculp­ture of a man in the Wa­ter of Leith in Ed­in­burgh, cre­ated by the artist Antony Gorm­ley, in a pair of pants. his re­tire­ment on March

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