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8th of December 2023

8th of December 2023 is the 342nd day of the year.

This day in history:

1660: First Actress on British Stage - ...more
1733: First Recorded UFO in Britain - ...more
1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie Turns Back at Derby - ...more
1863: Britainís First Heavyweight Boxing Champ - ...more
1864: Opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge - ...more
1897: RAC Established - ...more
1980: John Lennon shot dead - ...more
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British quote for the day:

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli.

Born today:

Mary, Queen of Scots - 1542, G A Henty - 1832, Herbert Giles - 1845, Sir Edward Thorpe - 1845, Evelyn Ruggles-Brise - 1857, John Gordon - 1890, Richard Llewellyn - 1906, Lesslie Newbigin - 1909, Lucien Freud - 1922, James Galway - 1939, Geoff Hurst - 1941, Amir Khan - 1986, Raheem Sterling - 1994.

Died today:

John Pym - 1643, George Boole - 1864, Edmund Henderson - 1896, Herbert Spencer - 1903, Gertrude Jekyll - 1932, Simon Marks - 1964, John Lennon - 1980, Judith Hart - 1991, Oliver Postgate - 2008.

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Brit Quote:
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus. - Thomas Carlyle
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On this day:
First Actress on British Stage - 1660, First Recorded UFO in Britain - 1733, Bonnie Prince Charlie Turns Back at Derby - 1745, Britainís First Heavyweight Boxing Champ - 1863, Opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge - 1864, RAC Established - 1897, John Lennon shot dead - 1980
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