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NOVEMBER 12, 1969: Ducks at Colne Valley The Colne Valley is a steep sided valley on the east flank of the Pennine Hills in the English county of West Yorkshire. It takes its name from the River Colne which rises above the town of Marsden and flows eastward along the floor of the valley.  High School were stolen. A special watch was launched after the school's rural studies unit failed to trap the thief who stole seven ducks and a goose.

1035: Death of Canute, Danish King of England.

1859: The man who invented the leotard - Jules Leotard - gave the world's first flying trapeze display in Paris.

1911: The Rev Chad Varah The Reverend Edward Chad Varah, CH, CBE (born November 12, 1911) is a British Anglican priest, best known as the founder of The Samaritans (now known just as "Samaritans") in 1953, the world's first crisis hotline organisation, offering non-religious telephone counseling to those , founder of the Samaritans, was born.

1919: The first flight from England to Australia began from Hounslow with Ross and Keith Smith in a Vickers Vimy. They landed safely on December 10. 1931: Abbey Road recording studio in London was opened by Sir Edward Elgar Noun 1. Sir Edward Elgar - British composer of choral and orchestral works including two symphonies as well as songs and chamber music and music for brass band (1857-1934)
Elgar, Sir Edward William Elgar

1944: Tirpitz, last of Hitler's fleet of "unsinkable battleships", was sunk off the Norwegian coast by Lancaster bombers.

1979: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran. BIRTHDAYS: Neil Young, singer/songwriter, 64; Mariella Frostrup, TV presenter, 47; Tonya Harding, former figure skater, 39; Anne Hathaway (pictured) actress, 27.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 12, 2009
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