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8th May

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Err, better late than never smiley - winkeye

Birthdays - Robert Johnson (bluesman) in Hazelhurst, Mississipi in 1911, Gary Glitter 1944.

Deaths - Truganini, purportedly the last full blood Tasmanian Aboriginal died in 1876.

Technology - the rubber tyre was patented in London by Robert Thompson in 1847 & the first fax machine (requiring a dedicated phone line) was shown by Xerox in 1964.


8th May

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Alex Wilcock

1945 Victory in Europe for the Allies ('VE Day')
1986 The Liberal Party wins the Ryedale by-election from the Conservatives.

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