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1917 : It was reported that a Huddersfield soldier whose wife lived at the Boy and Barrel pub at Beast Market in Huddersfield had been killed in action. Pte John Dean, 24, had been serving with the West Yorkshire Regiment.
1453: The Hundred Years War ended when the French defeated the English at Castillon. 1717: George I, Hanoverian King of England, held a public concert on the Thames for Handel to conduct his hour-long Water Music. The King enjoyed it so much he asked for two complete encores.
1841: The first issue of the magazine Punch was published in London.
1889: Erle Stanley Gardner, US author and lawyer who created Perry Mason, was born.
1917: The British Royal Family adopted the name House of Windsor in place of House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
1945: The Potsdam Conference began with world leaders Truman, Stalin and Churchill planning for the future peace at the end of WW2.
1955: Walt Disney's Disneyland was opened in California.
1959: Billie Holiday, jazz singer - probably the greatest of them all - was arrested on her death bed in hospital for possession of narcotics. She died later that day.