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FORMER King James's Grammar School student Edward Kilner, 19, was off to Moscow for four weeks on an exchange visit.

1829 The first Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race took place, two miles from Hambledon Lock in Buckinghamshire to Henley Bridge. Oxford won easily.

1864 Overarm bowling was legalised in cricket.

1943 Ballpoint pens, devised by Hungarian Laszlo Biro, were patented in the United States.

1983 Mrs Thatcher won her second term as Prime Minister.

1986 Bob Geldof, an Irish citizen, and John Paul Getty II, a US citizen, were made honorary knights by the Queen.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 10, 2008
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