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17th of December 2017

17th of December 2017 is the 351st day of the year.

This day in history:

1538: Henry VIII ex-communicated - ...more
1849: 1st Bowler Hats go on sale - ...more
1903: The Wright Brothers take Flight - ...more
1968: Mary Bell found Guilty - ...more
1983: IRA bomb Harrods - ...more
1988: Work begins on the Channel Tunnel - ...more
2003: Ian Huntly found Guilty of Soham Murders - ...more
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British quote for the day:

Fashion is what you adopt when you dont know who you are - Quentin Crisp.

Born today:

Prince Rupert - 1619, Humphry Davy - 1778, John Kerr - 1824, Thomas Woolner - 1825, Ford Madox Ford - 1873, Tommy Steele - 1936, Paula Radcliffe - 1973, Andrew Simpson - 1976, Dynamo - 1982.

Died today:

William Kelvin - 1907, John Rhys - 1915, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson - 1917, Bernard Spilsbury - 1947, Dorothy Sayers - 1957, Ralph Cochrane - 1977.

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Brit Quote:
The kind of people who always go on about whether a thing is in good taste invariably have very bad taste - Joe Orton
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On this day:
Henry VIII ex-communicated - 1538, 1st Bowler Hats go on sale - 1849, The Wright Brothers take Flight - 1903, Mary Bell found Guilty - 1968, IRA bomb Harrods - 1983, Work begins on the Channel Tunnel - 1988, Ian Huntly found Guilty of Soham Murders - 2003
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