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LETTER: On This Day.

1901: A getaway car was used for the first time, after thieves robbed a shop in Paris. 1936: Mrs Wallis Simpson was granted a divorce from her second husband, leaving her free to marry King Edward VIII. 1938: Dupont announced its new synthetic fibre would be called 'nylon'. 1955: The Welsh football team beat England 2-1 in Cardiff. 1962: The Rolling Stones made their first recording in a studio at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. 1964: Sonny Bono married Cher. 1969: It was announced that all wildlife in a 3,000 acre radius of Camberley in Surrey was to be destroyed after a rabid dog bit two people. 1969: P&O announced it would be ceasing its passenger service to India after 130 years. 1986: The BBC launched its daytime television service. 1995: The Independent Television Commission awarded the licence for Britain's fifth and final terrestrial television channel to Channel 5 Broadcasting, a consortium led by the Pearson and MAI media groups.

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