On this day in history ...........................

    On this day in history ...........................

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-11-13

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    TheBoldAge looks at a few events in past times


    On this day........In 1789 Benjamin Franklin penned "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"In 1901 the UK lifeboat community lost the Caister Lifeboat with all hands on board. Lifeboat Beauchamp and its crew were lost while undertaking a rescue during stormy seas.This day in 1916 saw the final Battle of the Somme. By the end of the battle, over a million souls had been lost and showed the futility of trench warfare. For rugby league lovers, 1954 saw the Great Britain team defeat France to win the first Rugby League World Cup, held in Paris.In 1979 The Times newspaper returned to our news stands after nearly a year out of circulation due to a labour dispute.

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