Scotland and France form their
Scotland and France form their 'Auld Alliance' Stamford Raffles
Stamford Raffles Giant Hailstone Hits Plumstead
Giant Hailstone Hits Plumstead

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5th of July 2020

5th of July 2020 is the 187th day of the year.
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This day in history:

1295: Scotland and France form their 'Auld Alliance' - ...more
1450: Battle of Southwark - ...more
1687: Newton’s Principia Published - ...more
1925: Giant Hailstone Hits Plumstead - ...more
1948: National Health Service established - ...more
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British quote for the day:

Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died. - Peter Ustinov.

Born today:

Thomas Hooker - 1586, Luke Hansard - 1752, Jonathan Hornblower - 1753, Sarah Siddons - 1755, George Borrow - 1803, William Rankine - 1820, Cecil Rhodes - 1853, Josef Holbrooke - 1878, James Mirrlees - 1936.

Died today:

Stamford Raffles - 1826, Johnny Speight - 1998, George Melly - 2007.

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Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. - A A Milne
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On this day:
Scotland and France form their 'Auld Alliance' - 1295, Battle of Southwark - 1450, Newton’s Principia Published - 1687, Giant Hailstone Hits Plumstead - 1925, National Health Service established - 1948
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