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

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

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-10-28


    TheBoldAge looks at a few events in past times

    On this day:In 1949 Harry Corbett and his glove puppet Sooty, made their first appearance on BBC TV.On this day in 2014 Sir Nicholas Winton, who was 105 was awarded the Czech Republic's highest state honour, the Order of the White Lion. He was aged 29 when he arranged trains to take the children out of occupied Czechoslovakia saving in the process 669 children, most of them Jews, from the Nazis. 1958 The State Opening of Parliament was televised for the first time.Today in 1962 Nikita Khrushchev, the then Soviet leader, announces that the Cuban missile bases would be dismantled.Born on October 28, 1864, Dmitry Iosifovich Ivanovsky, went onto become the Russian biologist that discovered viruses. As with manay discoveries it was by accident. He was investigating a tobacco crop disease when he found that a parasite (a virus), much smaller than any known bacterium, was the cause.

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