Tuesday, 30 November 2010

On this day...

On this day in history, King Edmund II (Ironside) died in 1016.  The title of King then passed to the Dane Cnut the Great.
In 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born.  He was better known as Mark Twain and wrote Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
In 1853, during the Crimean War, the Russian fleet attacked and destroyed the Turkish fleet at the battle of Sinope. 
In 1897, Thomas Edison's own motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.
In 1936, London's famed Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire. It had been built for the International Exhibition of 1851.
Most importantly, in 1962,  a certain Malcolm Andrew Pryce was born in Derby.
What a little angel he was............. I wonder what happened!
Happy Birthday Malcolm.
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