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NATIONAL OF MEXICO 1387: The future Henry V of England was born in Monmouth Castle in Wales. "Bluff" Prince Hal became a ruthless king who fought two bloody campaigns which came to a climax at Agincourt. In 1422 he died of dysentery at the French castle of Vincennes. 1620: The 101 'Pilgrim Fathers' set sail from Plymouth in the Mayflower, captained by Myles Standish - only 37 of them were 'Saints' seeking religious freedom, the rest being ordinary colonists or 'Strangers'. One baby was born during the voyage - and named Oceanus.

1847: The United Shakespeare Company bought Shakespeare's birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire for pounds 3,000. It was the first building in Britain to be officially preserved.

1861: The Post Office Savings Bank was instituted. 1908: The American car firms Buick and Oldsmobile merged to form General Motors. 1968: The "two-tier" postal system was introduced in Britain - First and Second class.

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 16, 2011
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