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BBC Archive Oct 16
1973: Hornsea council planned to allow nudists on the beach - the barefaced cheek! Bernard Falk investigated, from behind a bush. BBC Archive loves this clip.
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Celtic Football Club 45m
We remember Johnny Doyle who passed away in 1981. RIP, Johnny - a true Celt. 🍀
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BBC Archive Oct 16
1975: "It's the wrong way round!" The bizarre Kirkby Ski Slope project, dangerously off-piste for some time, finally wiped out.
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The Royal Society Oct 18
in 1899, Dame Janet Vaughan FRS was born. The British physiologist and academic overcame entrenched discrimination to pursue her research and worked tirelessly to open doors to women in higher education 1/4
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Bkstg Oct 17
in 2011, released "Mistletoe"! 🎶 Listen now →
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English Radical History 44m
Gerrard Winstanley, political and religious reformer, was born 1609. Regarding the earth as a ‘common treasury’, Winstanley was leader of the agrarian Civil War-era ‘Diggers’ movement that established communities across England to cultivate waste and common land.
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BBC Archive 31m
1959: Lenny's Den was first broadcast, starring Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall. Lenny is on the left.
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OnThisDayTheIRA 34m
in 1979 the IRA murdered James Robinson, 20. Milkman shot as he drove milk van along Blackfort Rd, Tyrone. IRA said DUP member “executed not because he was a supporter of Rev Paisley but because he was a member of the British imperialist war machine”. Off duty UDR
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Proper Football 20h
RETRO GOAL: West Ham’s Stuart Slater in 1989. Nothing wrong with a bit of route one football when it ends like this...
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BBC Archive Oct 17
1951: Work was underway to set Chesterfield's famous Crooked Spire straight. Not entirely straight, mind.
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Frank Zappa Oct 10
"Hot Rats" released in 1969. is Frank Zappa's second solo album and his first recording project after the dissolution of the original Mothers of Invention. FZ described the album as "a movie for your ears". What's your favorite track?
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Chidi Odinkalu 6h
in 1986, Dele Giwa, Editor-In-Chief of Newswatch, 39, was killed by letter-bomb in Ikeja, near Lagos
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Ben Curtis Oct 13
The Mining Disaster occurred in 1913. At 8.00am on 14 October 1913, a huge explosion at Universal Colliery, Senghenydd, claimed the lives of 439 miners. A further miner died in the rescue effort. It remains the worst mining disaster in British history.
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Ethics in Bricks Oct 15
"Surveillance is permanent in its effects, even if it is discontinuous in its action." - Michel Foucault (born )
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BBC Archive Oct 17
1988: Playbus (later Playdays) was first broadcast. It had the unenviable task of replacing beloved children's TV institution Play School. Only Poppy the cat appears fully cognisant of the burden of that responsibility.
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UEFA Champions League 16h
🗓 in 2005 👑 becomes Arsenal's record scorer 👏 ⚪️ 🔴
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Mark Regev 16h
📆 in 1880, Zionist🇮🇱 leader & visionary Ze’ev Jabotinsky was born. For founding & fighting in the Jewish Legion that helped liberate the Holy Land in WWI, Britain🇬🇧 awarded him an MBE🎖.
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Channel 4 F1® 22h
in 2009, Jenson Button became the 10th British driver to win an F1 world title as Brawn GP also took the constructors' crown in Brazil 🏆🏆 His P5 after starting the year's penultimate race in 14th matched Lewis Hamilton's 2008 title-winning result at Interlagos 💪🇬🇧
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UNESCO Oct 17
in 1849, composer Fryderyk Chopin died aged 39. His masterpieces are inscribed on UNESCO's Register 🎼 🎼
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OnThisDayTheIRA 2h
in 1977 the IRA murdered George Wilson, 64. Married father of 2. Riveter shot x8 in garden of Woodvale home. He’d just carried a bucket of topsoil for roses when murderers arrived. Clearly sectarian & never claimed but weapon used by IRA in other incidents
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