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TODAY NATIONAL OF JORDAN 1871: The Commons passed the Bank Holiday Act, creating public holidays on Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Christmas Day. 1935: American athlete Jesse Owens set six world records within 45 minutes at Ann Arbor in Michigan. 1951: British diplomats Burgess and Maclean were first reported missing - they had defected to Moscow. 1962: Coventry's new cathedral, designed by Sir Basil Spence, was consecrated, next to the ruins of the medieval cathedral destroyed in a 515-bomber Nazi air raid on the city in November 1940.
1967: Glasgow Celtic became the first British football club to win the European Cup, beating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon.
TODAY IS... NATIONAL DAY OF JORDAN