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1768: Captain James Cook set off on his first voyage to explore the Antipodes, in the former Whitby collier HMS Endeavour - just 106 feet long with a complement of 94 men. 1787: The Philadelphia Convention, headed by George Washington, began drawing up the US constitution.

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
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 25, 2012
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