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Manchester United signed Cristiano Ronaldo 17 years ago today.



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DwightYorkeSuperstar wrote:
12 Aug 2020 15:19
Manchester United signed Cristiano Ronaldo 17 years ago today.
I didn’t realise he only stayed at OT for six seasons before leaving to join a bigger club. In my mind he was there for longer.


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13th August 1961.
Construction of the Berlin Wall started in East Germany.
1970
Alan Shearer was born in Gosforth.
2009
Les Paul dies aged 94. Guitarist and inventor of the solid body electric guitar. Many guitarists use the Gibson Les Paul models to this day.


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14th August 1965 Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” reaches No. 1.
1995 Oasis (Roll With It) and Blur (Country House) both release singles on the same day.
2016 Andy Murray wins Gold Medal at Rio Olympics.
2018 Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa killing 43 people.


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15th August

1903 New Zealand All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. ABs win 22-3

1939 The Wizard of Oz premieres

1945 victory in Japan (VJ) day

1969 The Woodstock music festival opens

2006 Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, the Maori queen of forty years dies, aged 75


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1972 Surrey spinner Pat Pocock takes 7 wickets in 11 balls against Sussex which included 5 wickets in 6 balls. I remember it well, I lived in Surrey at the time.
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Err, isn't this Indian independence Day?
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karnataka wrote:
15 Aug 2020 22:01
1972 Surrey spinner Pat Pocock takes 7 wickets in 11 balls against Sussex which included 5 wickets in 6 balls. I remember it well, I lived in Surrey at the time.

Great bowling by a Welshman.
Everyday above ground ... Is a good day! 😎


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17th August
1946. George Orwell published “Animal Farm” in the UK.
1964. Geoff Boycott scores his 1st test century versus Australia at the Oval.
1979. Premiere of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”
1998. In a taped interview Bill Clinton admitted to having an “ Improper Physical Relationship “ with Monica Lewinsky.


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18th August ...

1934 ... Don Bradman (244) and Bill Ponsford (205 no) put on 451 in world record partnership for Australia on Day 1 of 5th Test win against England at the Oval; Ponsford eventually out for 266.

1969 ... Woodstock festival closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act.
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22nd August
1770. Captain Cook landed on the East Coast of Australia.
1864. First Geneva Convention was adopted.
1932. BBC begins experimental regular tv broadcasts.
1966. The Beatles arrive in New York.


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You'd rather me with you than against you


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Swanjaxs wrote:
23 Aug 2020 19:45
Remember the day well - I think he scored around 250 at Colwyn Bay the year before as well
Been running this place since 2001, still gives me a headache now!


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24th August.
1981. Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20yrs to life for the murder of John Lennon outside The Dakota building where Lennon lived.
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Muteswan wrote:
24 Aug 2020 09:41
24th August.
1981. Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20yrs to life for the murder of John Lennon outside The Dakota building where Lennon lived.
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