On this day.
1825: Thomas Bowdler, who took out the 'naughty bits' in Shakespeare''s work, died. He gave the English language the word 'bowdlerise'.
1887: The first two cities to be linked by telephone were Paris and Brussels.
BIRTHDAYS: Phil Knight, billionaire co-founder of Nike, 74; Denis Law, commentator/former footballer, 72; Paul Jones, blues singer/broadcaster, 70; Dennis Waterman, actor, 64; Alain Prost, racing driver, 57; Billy Zane (pictured), actor/director, 46; Lleyton Hewitt, tennis player, 31.
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Feb 24, 2012|
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