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Did you know that the world’s first RADAR demonstration took place in Daventry on February 26 1935? The technology’s pioneer, Robert Watson-Watt, was able to detect the passage of an RAF Handley Page bomber using equipment mounted in a Flatnose Morris van parked in a field near Weedon a little outside the town.

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Malt Tax Riots Begin - 1725, Battle of Plassey - 1757, First Regatta on the Thames - 1775, Deadly Laki Gas Fog Arrives - 1783, End of coal rationing announced - 1958, Darwin’s Tortoise Dies at 176 - 2006, Britain Votes Leave - 2016
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