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1066: Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. He ruled until October 14, 1066, when he was killed at the Battle of Hastings. 1540: King Henry VIII married his fourth wife Anne of Cleves. 1838: Samuel Morse first successfully tested the electrical telegraph. 1912: New Mexico was admitted as the 47th US state.

1929: Mother Teresa (below) arrived in Calcutta and started her legacy of work among the poorest people of India.

1977: Music publisher EMI ended its contract with the Sex Pistols because of their notorious behaviour in public.

1992: The US government advised doctors to suspend the use of silicone breast implants pending an investigation into their safety. 1994: US ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed and injured on the right leg by associates of skating rival Tonya Harding. 2009: The last remaining Woolworths stores closed their doors for the final time, becoming one of the highest profile retail casualties of the UK recession.

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