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Hillsy-the-Gooner retweeted
#OTD 2001, Death of Bertie Mee. #Arsenal lost 3-1 in the 1st leg of the Fairs Cup final. But Kennedy's late goal had given the Gunners hope. And their home form in that season had been fantastic - 5 games played 17 goals for just 1 goal against. Cue a famous night at Highbury
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The Leopard In The Basement Is A Sensible Name retweeted
Look at this tremendous lad. James Sharman, a seaman on HMS Victory, who is said to have helped carry the fatally injured Nelson below deck at the battle of #Trafalgar - fought #OTD (Sharman was also supposedly an inspiration for Ham Peggoty in David Copperfield...)
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#OTD 1937 the #Nationalist IV #Navarra Brigade enters #Gijón. The #Francoist Daily War report proclaims that with the Fall of #Gijón and #Avilés the North Front has ceased to exist. #SCW
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OnThisDayTheIRA retweeted
#OnThisDay in 1993 the IRA murdered John Gibson, 51. Father of 1. A director of Henry Bros shot in his drive, Glengormley. Earlier he had been told of award for his work with British Diabetic Association irishtimes.com/news/belfast-… wavetraumacentre.org.uk/stor… nitter.fdn.fr/onthisdaypira/st… #OTD
Replying to @OnThisDayPIRA
Video clip on the murder of John Gibson including some news footage from the time and comments from his son
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Horta retweeted
#OTD in 2007, Kimi Raikkonen won the Brazilian Grand Prix, and the #F1 Drivers' title by a single point. He remains Ferrari's most recent World Champion.
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💥 GOLAZO! 🥅 👟 @vinijr x @lafabricacrm Celta B 🆚 #RMCastilla 🗓 #OTD | 21/10/18
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Angelina 💙📚⭐️ 🏏🗝💕 retweeted
#OTD 1966 • The Aberfan Disaster 🥀 On Friday morning, the 21st October 1966, a wave of coal waste slid down the Aberfan Valley, taking the lives of 116 children and 28 adults with it. #Wales #History
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Celebrating composers with anniversaries in 2021: 25: Malcom Arnold (b. 21-Oct-1921). Northampton-born, learns trumpet after seeing Louis Armstrong, studies at @RCMLondon; composes concerti, theatre, ballet, and film music, including an Oscar for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'.
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A landmark British #patent was issued #OTD 197 years ago, on Oct 21, 1824, to Joseph Aspden (1778-1855), an English🇬🇧 bricklayer & cement manufacturer. His patent was for 'Artificial Stone', and is the basis for Portland Cement, the world's most common type of cement used today.
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Johann Friedrich Jakob ist heute vor 175 Jahren am 21. Oktober 1846 geboren. #OTD #Genealogie geneee.org/johann+friedrich/…
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S-125M pechora retweeted
40 years ago #OTD,the Whiskey-class submarine C-178 was lost after a collision with the reefership RFS-13.The disaster claimed the lives of 32 submariners. You can find out the details of the disaster and the unique rescue operation by following the link en.topwar.ru/87181-34-metra-…
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Thirty years ago today Rig's second single on @DeadDeadGoodRe1 was released. Now remastered and available on all the major streaming platforms deaddeadgood.lnk.to/Rig-Span… #OTD #Rig #Manchester #Manchestermusic @BBC6Music @BBCRadMac @marcrileydj
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#OTD 1805 was the Battle of Trafalgar. Admiral Nelson's chaplain Alexander John Scott, who was with Nelson when he died, was a pupil at Charterhouse 1778-1786. Here is a bust of Nelson made out of wood from HMS Victory. #Nelson @NatMuseumRN #HMSVictory #TrafalgarDay
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#OTD 1977📺@JohnClease isn't too pleased with being this weeks special guest star on 'The Muppet Show'. John is tied to his chair before the show, he complains about the number of pigs and monsters on the show and he gets roped into doing a closing number.
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Today we are celebrating Lydia Lopokova, famous ballerina and wife of Keynes, who was born #OTD in 1982. Illustration by artist Mike O'Donnell.
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Beloved and insane? #otd In 1422, Charles VI of France died. He was buried in Saint-Denis, the tomb was later plundered. Here the burial according to BNF, Manuscrit Français 5054, f. 27v. #medievaltwitter #medievaldeath
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#FascistCrimes — Italian police Captain Francesco Straullu was killed in a hail of bullets with his chaffeur Ciriaco Di Roma by neo-fascist gunmen #Otd 40 years ago near #Rome. The two officers were ambushed by a 6-strong Armed Revolutionary Cells (#NAR) hit squad. #21ottobre
Avevano rispettivamente 26 e 30 anni il capitano della @poliziadistato #FrancescoStraullu e il suo autista #CiriacoDiRoma quando vennero massacrati, la mattina del #21ottobre 1981 presso #PonteLadrone, #Acilia (#RM), da un commando neofascista appartenente ai #NAR.
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#OtD 21 Oct 2016, video game voice actors went on strike through their union SAG-AFTRA against 11 American video game developers. After 340 days they won concessions
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