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MARCH 18, 1946

Huddersfield Corporation applied to the Ministry of Fuel and Power The Ministry of Fuel and Power was a central government department in the United Kingdom. It was created on 11 June 1942 from functions separated from the Board of Trade. It took charge of coal production, allocation of supplies of fuels, control of energy prices, and petrol  to increase the price of gas from 11.6d per therm to 14d

978: Edward the Martyr Edward the Martyr, c.962–978, king of the English (975–78), son of Edgar by his first wife. Despite the opposition of some of the nobles, Edward succeeded his father to the throne and was crowned. , King of England from 975, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, apparently at the instigation of half-brother Ethelred who wanted the crown for himself.

1584: Death of Ivan the Terrible Ivan the Terrible: see Ivan IV.

Ivan the Terrible

(1533–1584) his reign was characterized by murder and terror. [Russ. Hist.: EB, 9: 1179–1180]

See : Ruthlessness
, the first ruler of Russia to assume the title of Tsar.

1858: Rudolf Diesel, German engineer who invented the diesel engine, was born in Paris.

1869: Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister at the outbreak of the Second World War, was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

1883: First World War poet Wilfred Owen was born in Oswestry, Shropshire. He died in action during the war.

1958: The last debutantes were presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 18, 2009
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