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1455: In the War of the Roses, the Lancastrians defeated the Yorkists at the Battle of St Albans.

1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born of Irish parents in

Edinburgh.

1897: The Blackwall Tunnel under the Thames was officially opened.

1908: The Wright Brothers patented their flying machine.

1944: The Battle of Anzio started.

1972: Ceylon became the Republic of Sri Lanka.

1981: Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others.

2006: The Home Office was reeling after the disclosure that hundreds of prisoners had been absconding from an open jail.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 22, 2007
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