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  • 1942 During WWII, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • 1977 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces discovery of a 3.4-billion year old one-celled fossil, one of the earliest life forms on Earth
  • 1981 US national debt hits $1 trillion
  • 2001 The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks
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  • 2015 Adele releases her single "Hello" - becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)
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Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing two and demolishing the wooden London Bridge (OS 17 Oct)

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English newspaper "The Times" gives precise British positions in Crimea during Crimean War

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