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Stop the Clock October 27.

1728 : Captain James Cook, who discovered Australia, was born in Marton, Yorkshire. 1914: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea.

1936: Wallis Simpson, the future Duchess of Windsor, divorced her husband Ernest. 1958: The first edition of Blue Peter was transmitted.

1967: The Queen launched the new Cunard cruise liner, the Queen Elizabeth 2, on Clydebank.

1986: The money markets were deregulated on the Stock Exchange. But computer failure led to chaos.


POETIC: Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea on this day in 1914
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 27, 2006
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