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On this day 16th November
1724 Jack Sheppard, Stepney born highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn in front of 200,000 spectators.
1811 John Bright, son of a Quaker cotton spinner, was born in Rochdale, Lancashire. He achieved fame as an English statesman, as MP for Durham and Manchester and as a great reformer and orator.
1848 Frédéric Chopin gave his last public performance at London’s Guildhall. He played on, despite illness and an uninterested audience who spent most of the evening in the refreshment areas.
1896 Birth of Oswald Mosley, English politician who was successively a Conservative and Labour Member of Parliament before forming the British Union of Fascists. Provocative marches through the Jewish East End of London prior to the Second World War led to major confrontations. He was interned during the war and later lived in exile in France.
1928 In London, obscenity charges were brought against Radclyffe Hall for her crusading lesbian novel The Well of Loneliness.
1938 Willie Hall of Tottenham Hotspurs scored five goals for England against Ireland with his three goals in 3 minutes, setting a record for the fastest ever in an international match.
1942 Willie Carson, English jockey, was born.
1960 The TV personality with a reputation for outspokenness, Gilbert Harding, died as he left the BBC's Broadcasting House in London.
1961 Frank Bruno, British boxer, was born.
1976 Seven men who took part in an £8m bank robbery raid at the Bank of America in Mayfair, London, received jail terms totalling nearly 100 years. Only £1/2m was recovered. The judge said the sentence ensured that the thieves would not enjoy the fruits of their haul.
1983 More than 20 English football supporters were arrested in Luxembourg after a night of violence.
1995 The Queen Mother, aged 95, had her right hip replaced in an operation in London.
2010 Clarence House announced that Prince William (second in line to the throne) would marry long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton in 2011.