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I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. - Thomas Hardy
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Henry II Crowned at Westminster Abbey - 1154, Dickens Publishes 'a Christmas Carol' - 1843, BBC World Service Begins - 1932, Penlee Lifeboat Disaster - 1981
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