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ON THIS DAY.

ON THIS DAY February 13, 1915: There was growing anxiety in Huddersfield over the rising price of bread, flour, coal, meat and other necessities of daily life for people "whose life is already a struggle for bare subsistence" and the Government should do more to help.

1542: ''I die a Queen but I would rather have died the wife of Culpepper,'' - said to be the last words of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, before she was beheaded on Tower Green.

1867: Johann Strauss' waltz The Blue Danube was first performed at a ball in Vienna.

1974: Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn (pictured) was expelled from the Soviet Union.

1987: London's property boom resulted in a 5ft 6in x 11ft broom cupboard opposite Harrods being offered for sale at PS36,500 - more than PS600 per sq ft.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2015
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