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1561: The Elizabethan statesman and writer Francis Bacon was born in London.

1788: Lord Byron, English poet, was born George Gordon in London. He succeeded to his title through an uncle. 1901: Queen Victoria died at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, aged 81. 1924: James Ramsay MacDonald became Britain's first Labour Prime Minister.

1927: The Football League game between Arsenal and Sheffield United was the first to be broadcast. 1944: The Allied Army landing began at Anzio, Italy.

1947: Fresh meat ration was reduced to 1s (5p) worth weekly.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
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Date:Jan 22, 2010
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