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On this day September 27, 1961: The national budget for building new schools had been cut and Chief Education Officer Mr H Gray warned that Fartown Secondary School would be a temporary casualty.

1825: The Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world''s first public passenger service built by George Stephenson, was inaugurated.

1938: The 80,000-ton liner Queen Elizabeth was launched at John Brown's Yard in Clydebank.

1940: Imperial Japan signed a 10-year military and economic alliance, known as the ''axis alliance'', with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

1987: The Great Britain and European Ryder Cup Team defeated the US for the first time on US soil to retain the trophy.

BIRTHDAYS: Gordon Honeycombe, broadcaster/writer, 74; Denis Lawson, actor, 63; Meat Loaf, rock singer and actor, 63; Barbara Dickson, singer, 63; Michele Dotrice, actress, 62; Diane Abbott, Labour MP, 57; Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, 38; Avril Lavigne (pictured) singer, 26.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 27, 2010
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