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1540: The first recorded horse racing meeting in Britain was held at the Roodeye Field, Chester. 1855: The "Devil's Footprints" appeared in snowbound South Devon - 100 miles of cloven hoofprints, eight inches apart in a single line and measuring four inches by two.

She us 1865: Mrs Patrick Campbell, actress with an abrasive wit, was born in London. created several famous roles, including Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (1914), and had a welldocumented w. n relationship with George Bernard Shaw. 1891: Ronald Colman, English actor who became a romantic star in Hollywood, was born in Richmond, Surrey. His films included The Prisoner Of Zenda. 1942: Soap rationing began Britain.

jailed in Los Angeles for smoking marijuana. 1961: The Beatles made their first appearance at the Cavern during a lunchtime session.

1964: Beatlemania gripped America as around 70 million tuned in to see the Fab Four on the Ed Sullivan Show.

the 19 1981: Rock 'n' roller Bill Haley died. He spearheaded 1950s rock revolution with Rock Around The Clock.

Clo BSu Ca son Pesci Farrow a BIRTHDAYS: Janet Suzman, actress, 79; Carole King, singer/ songwriter, 76; Joe Pesci, actor, 75; Mia Farrow, actress, 73; Gordon Strachan, football manager, 61; Sandy Lyle, golfer, 60; Glenn McGrath, former cricketer, 48; Darren Ferguson, football manager, 46; Tom Hiddleston, actor (pictured), 37.

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