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Denis Law, commentator/former footballer, 74; Paul Jones, blues singer/broadcaster, 72; John Stapleton, journalist/TV presenter, 68; Dennis Waterman, actor, 66 1582: Pope Gregory XIII announced the new Gregorian calendar, replacing the Julian calendar. It was not adopted by Britain until 1752, when a "loss" of 11 days had to be made up.

1825: Thomas Bowdler, who took out the "naughty bits" in Shakespeare's work, died. He gave the word "bowdlerise" to the language. 1887: The first two cities to be linked by telephone were Paris and Brussels.

1920: American-born Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons following her election as an MP two months earlier. 1923: The Flying Scotsman locomotive began hauling scheduled services between London and Scotland. 1932: Malcolm Campbell in Bluebird beat his own land speed record at Daytona Beach by reaching 253.96mph.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 24, 2014
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