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

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

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-12-16

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    TheBoldAge looks at a few events in past times


    In 1653 Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and IrelandThe English novelist Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775 In 1914 German warships attacked the Scarborough, thinking it was a major British port. Hartlepool and Whitby were also targeted. In 1920 an 8.5 earthquake struck the Gansu province in China, killing around 200,000The Battle of the Bulge advance began on this day in the Ardennes in 1944.In 1977 The Queen opened the new underground link from central London to Heathrow.The UK named Stella Rimington as the first woman to head the security service, MI5, in 1991.In 2012 Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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