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1800: The Irish parliament passed the Act of Union with England.

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FEAST DAY OF ST GUNTRAM 1854: The Crimean War begins when the United Kingdom and France declare war on Russia. 1920: Douglas Elton Ullman wed Gladys Smith in Hollywood. The couple were better known as screen stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford and their marriage was described as "Hollywood's first royal wedding". 1930: Turkey asked the rest of the world to use its own official name Istanbul for the city that had been known - among many other names in its long history - as Byzantium and Constantinople. 1942: British commandos destroyed the U-boat base at St Nazaire. 1964: The pirate station Radio Caroline began transmitting from a ship in the North Sea.

1965: Nearly 25,000 people joined Dr Martin Luther King on the steps of the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama, to highlight black grievances. 1979: There was a radiation leak alert at Three Mile Island nuclear station, Pennsylvania, when the atomic core began to melt down.

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 28, 2011
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