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ON THIS DAY.

| 1227: Genghis Khan, Mongol emperor who conquered more than a million square miles of land, died after falling from his horse.

| 1587: Virginia Dare became the first child born of English parents in the New World - on Roanoke Island, North Carolina - seven days after Sir Walter Raleigh's second expedition landed.

| 1948: Lester Piggott, aged just 12, rode his first winner on only his seventh ride.

| 1960: The birth control pill was launched in America.

| 1964: South Africa was banned from the Olympics because of its racial policies.

| 1966: The Tay road bridge was opened. | 2009: Former South Korean president and 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kim Dae-jung died of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. | ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: It emerged that around one in five rioters jailed after 2011's summer rampages, right, was tagged and let out of prison early.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 18, 2013
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