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On This Day in 1845 Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' Is Published
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- 1205 days ago -
"The Raven" was first attributed to Poe in print in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. Its publication made Poe widely popular in his lifetime, although it did not bring him much financial success.
On This Day 1943: Italy's Surrender Announced
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- 1348 days ago -
Italy has signed an unconditional armistice with the Allies, General Dwight D Eisenhower has announced.
On This Day 1939: Britain and France Declare War on Germany
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- 1354 days ago -
Britain and France are at war with Germany following the invasion of Poland two days ago. At 1115 BST the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, announced the British deadline for the
On This Day 1997: Princess Diana Dies in Paris Crash
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- 1357 days ago -
Diana, Princess of Wales, has died after a car crash in Paris. She was taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning where surgeons tried for two hours to save her life but she died at 0300 BST.
On This Day 1950: British Troops Arrive in Korea
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- 1359 days ago -
A British force of about 4,000 infantry has arrived in Korea from Hong Kong.
On This Day 2003: Blair Gives Evidence to Hutton
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- 1360 days ago -
Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the inquiry into the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly he would have had to resign if claims in a BBC report that the government "sexed up" an Iraq weapons dossier were true.
On This Day 1963: King's Dream for Racial Harmony
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- 1360 days ago -
The fight for racial equality in the United States moved a step closer to victory today as Martin Luther King spoke of his dream for freedom in an address to thousands of Americans.
On This Day 2003: Bombay Rocked By Twin Car Bombs
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- 1362 days ago -
Two powerful bomb blasts have rocked the Indian city of Bombay within minutes of each other, killing at least 44 people and injuring nearly 150.
On This Day 1967:American Hitler' Shot Dead
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- 1363 days ago -
The leader of the American Nazi party, George Lincoln Rockwell, has been shot and killed by a sniper at a shopping centre in Arlington, Virginia.
On This Day 1989:Voyager Spacecraft Reaches Neptune
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- 1363 days ago -
The unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite planets.
On This Day 1944:Paris Is Liberated as Germans Surrender
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- 1363 days ago -
After four years under German occupation, Paris is now free.
On This Day 1961: Couple Found Shot in A6 Lay-By
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- 1363 days ago -
Police have launched a murder hunt after a man was found shot dead and his companion seriously wounded in a lay-by in Bedfordshire.
On This Day 1990:Irish Hostage Released in Lebanon
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, hostage, Islamic kidnappers, Beirut )

- 1364 days ago -
The Irish hostage, Brian Keenan, has been released in Beirut by his Islamic kidnappers after more than four years in captivity.
On This Day 1954: Brazilian President Found Dead
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- 1364 days ago -
Brazilian President Getulio Vargas has committed suicide hours after resigning amid a deepening political crisis.
On This Day 1993 Michael Jackson Accused of Child Abuse
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- 1364 days ago -
Police in Los Angeles are investigating allegations of child abuse made against singer Michael Jackson.

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