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May 29, 1954 A TOTAL of 448 houses and six shops had been built in Huddersfield over the past year, a report said.

1871 Whit Monday became the first Bank Holiday in Britain.

1911 Sir William Gilbert, librettist of Gilbert & Sullivan operas, died after rescuing two women from a garden pond.

1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first two climbers to reach the summit of Everest. The news broke on Coronation Day, June 2.

1985 Some 39 football fans were killed when a wall collapsed during crowd violence at Heysel Stadium, Brussels, before the Liverpool v Juventus European Cup Final.

BIRTHDAYS Nanette Newman, actress, 74; Michael Berkeley, composer and broadcaster, 60; Francis Rossi, rock musician, Status Quo, 59; LaToya Jackson, singer, 52; Rupert Everett, actor, 49; Adrian Paul, actor, 49; Melissa Etheridge, singer, 47; Noel Gallagher, rock musician, 41; Mel B, former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, (pictured) 33.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 29, 2008
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