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ON THIS DAY 1625: Charles I was crowned King of England and Scotland. 1863: Sir Henry Royce, co-founder of the Rolls-Royce Motor Company, was born in Alwalton, near Peterborough, the son of a miller. 1923: Chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar, who invented the vacuum flask, died in London. 1924: Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan was born in New Jersey. 1931: Arnold Bennett, novelist and writer (Clayhanger), died of typhoid after a visit to Paris.

1945: The last of more than 1,000 V2 bombs dropped on Britain landed in Orpington, Kent.

1958: Nikita Khrushchev ousted prime minister Nikolai Bulganin to take power in the USSR.

1966: Football's World Cup trophy was found in a garden in south London by a dog called Pickles, pictured with his owners, after being stolen from a public exhibition in Westminster Hall a week earlier.

1977: Two jumbo jets collided on the ground at foggy Tenerife airport, killing 574 people.

1980: Mount St Helens in Washington state in the United States became active after being dormant for 123 years.

1980: North Sea accommodation platform Alexander Kielland collapsed, killing 123 oil rig workers. 1989: Bank Holiday Monday was the warmest for 37 years, with the Midlands hotter than the Costa Brava or the Canary Islands.

1991: David Icke, former goalkeeper, BBC sports presenter and then Green Party spokesman, announced that he had been "chosen" to save the world.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Stephen Seddon became one of the very rare number of people whose greed drove him to murder of his parents.

BIRTHDAYS: Julian Glover, actor, 79; Michael York, actor, 72; Tony Banks, musician (Genesis), 64; Quentin Tarantino, film director, 51; David Coulthard, former F1 racing driver, 43; Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, former footballer, 42; Fergie, singer (Black Eyed Peas), 39; Jessie J, singer, 26.

ON THIS DAY platform Alexander Kielland collapsed, killing 123 oil rig workers. 1989: Bank Holiday Monday was the warmest for 37 years, with the Midlands hotter than the Costa Brava or the Canary Islands.

1625: Charles I was crowned King of England and Scotland. 1863: Sir Henry Royce, co-founder of the Rolls-Royce Motor Company, was born in Alwalton, near Peterborough, the son of a miller. 1923: Chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar, who invented the vacuum flask, died in London. 1924: Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan was born in New Jersey. 1931: Arnold Bennett, novelist and writer (Clayhanger), died of typhoid after a visit to Paris.

1991: David Icke, former goalkeeper, BBC sports presenter and then Green Party spokesman, announced that he had been "chosen" to save the world.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Stephen Seddon became one of the very rare number of people whose greed drove him to murder of his parents.

being stolen from a public exhibition in Westminster Hall a week earlier.

1945: The last of more than 1,000 V2 bombs dropped on Britain landed in Orpington, Kent.

1977: Two jumbo jets collided on the ground at foggy Tenerife airport, killing 574 people.

1958: Nikita Khrushchev ousted prime minister Nikolai Bulganin to take power in the USSR.

BIRTHDAYS: Julian Glover, actor, 79; Michael York, actor, 72; Tony Banks, musician (Genesis), 64; Quentin Tarantino, film director, 51; David Coulthard, former F1 racing driver, 43; Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, former footballer, 42; Fergie, singer (Black Eyed Peas), 39; Jessie J, singer, 26.

1980: Mount St Helens in Washington state in the United States became active after being dormant for 123 years.

1966: Football's World Cup trophy was found in a garden in south London by a dog called Pickles, pictured with his owners, after 1980: North Sea accommodation
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Date:Mar 27, 2014
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