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1857: The first football club, Sheffield FC, was formed by a group of Harrow old boys meeting in Sheffield.
TODAY UNITEDNATIONS 1924: A letter purporting to be from Grigori Zinoviev of the USSR calling for socialists to start a revolution was leaked to the British press on the eve of a general election. The letter, later denounced as a forgery, helped give the Tories a huge victory.
1931: Al Capone's gangster career ended when he was sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion. He was released in 1939 and died in 1947. 1945: The United Nations Charter came into force. 1948: Franz Lehar, Hungarian composer of operettas including The Merry Widow, died in Vienna aged 78.
1964: Northern Rhodesia became the Republic of Zambia.
1969: Richard Burton bought his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, a 69.42 carat diamond, costing more than a million dollars.
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