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1918 : A sergeant from Huddersfield was killed in action. Sgt Albert Robinson, 21, of Hill Crest, Honley, had been educated at Almondbury Grammar School. His father had pleaded with him not to enlist but he said: "If I stay at home what shall I have to say to them when they come back?" 1918: Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, scourge of the First World War British fliers, was shot down in his red Fokker tri-plane and died. 1946: British economist John Maynard Keynes died.

1960: Brasilia became the new capital of Brazil, transferred from the old capital of Rio de Janeiro. 1983: One pound coins went into circulation in Britain, replacing paper notes in England and Wales but not in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

1989: Tiananmen Square Protests. Around 100,000 students gathered in Tiananmen Square, Beijing to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
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Date:Apr 21, 2018
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