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On this day.

1907: The first Isle of Man motorcycle TT race was held.

1951: The first Goon Show was broadcast by the BBC.

1967: Francis Chichester arrived back at Plymouth after sailing round the world single-handed in Gipsy Moth IV.

1972: The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, died in Paris, aged 77.

1984: Eric Morecambe, (right) of Morecambe and Wise comedy duo fame, died in Tewkesbury, aged 58.

1987: Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German, flew his small aircraft through Soviet air space from Helsinki to Moscow, landing in Red Square.
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