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1918 : A Huddersfield soldier was in hospital suffering from trench fever. Pte John Hill, of Fenton Road in Lockwood, was serving with the Machine Gun Corps. He was being cared for in Neath, Glamorganshire in Wales.

1066: Harold Godwinson crowned King of England. He ruled to October 14, 1066, when he was killed at the Battle of Hastings.

1540: King Henry VIII married his fourth wife Anne of Cleves.

1838: Samuel Morse first successfully tested the electrical telegraph.

1929: Mother Teresa arrived in Calcutta and started her legacy of work among the poorest people of India.

2009: The last remaining Woolworths stores closed their doors for the final time. The company would have celebrated 100 years in the UK in 2010 but instead became one of the highest profile retail casualties of the UK recession.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 6, 2018
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