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MARCH 18, 1946

Huddersfield Corporation applied to the Ministry of Fuel and Power to increase the price of gas from 11.6d per therm to 14d

978: Edward the Martyr, 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, 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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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 18, 2009
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