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1694: The Bank of England was founded with government backing.

1866: The Great Eastern arrived at Heart's Content in Newfoundland in Canada, having successfully laid the transatlantic telegraph cable.

1890: Artist Vincent Van Gogh, pictured in a selfportrait above left, went to the spot where he had painted Cornfield with Flight of Birds and shot himself. He died two days later, aged 37.

1921: The first insulin was isolated by Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and his assistant Charles Best, providing an effective treatment for diabetes. 1949: The De Havilland Comet, the world's first jet airliner, made its maiden flight.

1953: The Korean armistice was signed at Panmunjom.

1964: Sir Winston Churchill, pictured above right, made his last appearance in the House of Commons.

1980: The deposed Shah of Iran died of cancer in Cairo.

1988: Mercury Communications opened its first non-British Telecom payphones at Waterloo Station in London.

1989: The Common Cold Research Centre in Salisbury closed after giving colds to 30,000 people over 43 years.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: A Hawaiian surfer revealed film footage of himself riding a "oncein-a-lifetime" wave off the coast of Namibia for nearly a mile - lasting an incredible 120 seconds.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Jul 27, 2019
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