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This week in history.

1714: The Coronation of King George 1 took place.

1781: Lord Cornwallis surrended to General Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, marking the end of the American War of Independence.

1818: The 49th parallel boundary was established between Canada and the USA.

1822: The Sunday Times' was published for the first time.

1860: The first company to manufacture the internal combustion engine was formed in Florance, Italy.

1867: Russia sold Alaska to America for $7.2 million.

1870: Sandblasting was patented by Benjamin Chew Tilghman.

1872: The Holtermann nuggett was mined at Hill End, New South Wales. It weighed 630lbs and was the largest gold-bearing nuggett ever found.

1922: The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation and BBC) was officially formed.

1952: Hank Williams married Billie Jean Jones, his second wife. His first marriage had taken place at a filling station.

1957: Paul McCartney made his debut with The Quarrymen at the Norris Green Conservative Club.

1963: The Queen officially appointed Sir Alec Douglas-Home as Britain's new PM.

1967: A Russian spacecraft made the first soft landing on Venus.

1968: American athlete Bob Beamon, set a world long jump record which was to stand for over 20 years.

1972: Access credit cards were launched.

1973: The Sydney Opera House was opened to the public. It was designed by Danish architect, John Utzon.

CHART TOPPERS

1963: Do You Love Me, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes.

1968: Those Were The Days, Mary Hopkin.

1973: Eye Level, Simon Park Orchestra.

1978: Summer Nights, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 18, 2003
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