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On this day: The First Episode of Coronation Street

On December 9, 1960, the first episode of British soap opera Coronation Street was broadcast on Granada Television. Still going strong 54 years and over 8400 episodes later, the show is broadcast several times each week in the UK and…

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Tuesday, 9th December 2014

On this day: First International Football Match

On this day in 1872, the first bona fide international  football match took place on St Andrew’s Day between Scotland and England at the West of Scotland’s Cricket Ground in the Partick area of Glasgow. Although a series of games…

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Sunday, 30th November 2014

On this day: Band Aid Recorded ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

What is this non-descript building in north-west London, you ask? It just happens to be the studio where one of the biggest selling singles in UK history was recorded. On this date in 1984, a star-studded list of pop and…

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Tuesday, 25th November 2014

On this day: Doctor Who First Broadcast

Hello time-travellers… Today we’re visiting the Tardis to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the broadcast of the first episode of Doctor Who on the BBC. Through the wonders of Street View you can tour the interior of the famous “bigger…

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Sunday, 23rd November 2014

On this day: Guy Fawkes Night

On this day in 1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested after he was discovered guarding a huge stash of gunpowder intended to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament later in the day. Fawkes was one…

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Wednesday, 5th November 2014

On this day: First British Open Golf Championship

On this day in 1860 the first British Open Golf Championship was held at the Prestwick Golf Club. Eight golfers vied for the title over a single day of competition comprising three rounds of the twelve-hole course. Willie Park Senior…

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Friday, 17th October 2014
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On this day: The Main Branch of the NY Public Library Opened

On May 23, 1911, the imposing Main Branch of the New York Public Library was opened to the public, with…

Population: One

Recently the town of Burford, Wyoming made the headlines when it was sold for $900,000, which isn’t a bad price…

On this day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Born

On May 22, 1859, the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. 221B Baker Street is, of course,…

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