Happy Birthday dude90
Happy Birthday dude90
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On this day 13th October
1399 Henry IV (the first King of the House of Lancaster) was crowned king of England.
1853 The birth of Lillie Langtry, actress and mistress of King Edward VII.
1884 Greenwich, London, was chosen as the universal time meridian of longitude from which standard times throughout the world are calculated.
1894 The first Merseyside 'derby' football match was played at Goodison Park between Liverpool and Everton, with Everton winning 3 - 0.
1924 Labour Party leader Ramsay MacDonald became the first Prime Minister to make an election broadcast on BBC radio.
1925 The birth of Margaret Thatcher British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Known as 'The Iron Lady' she was the longest serving Prime Minister for more than 150 years. She was born above her father's grocer's shop: No 1 North Parade, Grantham, Lincolnshire.
1940 Princess Elizabeth, aged 14, (now Queen Elizabeth II), made her first radio broadcast to child evacuees.
1954 Chris Chataway broke the 5,000-metres world record by five seconds in the London v Moscow match at White City, West London.
1963 The term Beatlemania was coined after The Beatles appeared at the Palladium. They made their debut as the top of the bill on ITV's 'Sunday Night at The London Palladium.'
1971 The British Army blew up border roads in N. Ireland to crack down on IRA gun-running.
1988 The British Government failed to stop publication of the controversial book Spycatcher, written by a former secret service agent.
1988 The Queen sued The Sun newspaper after it printed a private photograph.
1992 The government announced plans to close one third of Britain's deep coal mines, putting 31,000 miners out of work.
1996 British racing driver Damon Hill, driving a Williams, won the Japanese Grand Prix to clinch his first (and only) World Championship.
2008 The government said that they would pump billions of pounds of taxpayers money into three UK banks in one of the UK's biggest nationalisations. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Lloyds TSB and HBOS would have a total of £37bn injected into them. In return for the investment, the government would get a say in how the banks were run, including controls over the bonuses paid to management.