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Today in History
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Events:
1771 - The Falkland Islands were given to Britain by the Spanish  - Google It
1879 - British troops were massacred by the Zulus at Isandhlwana, South Africa  - Google It
1924 - Ramsey MacDonald became the first British Labour Prime Minister  - Google It
1927 - A football match was broadcast over the radio for the very first time  - Google It
1941 - Tobruk, North Africa, was captured by Australian troops  - Google It
1944 - Allied forces landed at Anzio, Italy  - Google It
1947 - The fresh meat ration was reduced to 1s (5p) per week in Britain  - Google It
1972 - The United Kingdom joined the Common Market  - Google It
1974 - Loyalists were expelled from the Northern Ireland Assembley  - Google It

Birthdays:
1561 - Francis Bacon, English politician and philospher  - Google It
1788 - Lord Byron, English poet  - Google It
1875 - D.W Griffith, American film director/producer  - Google It
1921 - Sir Alf Ramsey, Manager of England's World Cup squad  - Google It
1937 - Nyree Dawn Porter, English actress  - Google It
1940 - John Hurt, English born film actor; 'Alien'  - Google It
1948 - George Foreman, American heavyweight boxer  - Google It

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