On this day.
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, 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.
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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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Nov 12, 2009|
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