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

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

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-10-22


    TheBoldAge looks at a number of interesting events that occurred on this day in times gone by

    One of the greatest aviators, Amelia Earhart flies to a height of 14,000 feet, and as a result sets a new world record, and her first, for female pilots. Many more records followed.In 1972 Gordon Banks, England’s famed and heoric goalkeeper, damaged his eyes in a car crash.The world’s youngest heart transplant patient, a two-and-a-half-month-old baby from north west London, was given the heart of a five-day-old Belgian boy by Professor Magdi Yacoub at Harefield Hospital, Middlesex in 1986.Just how did he do it? In 1966, a Russian KGB master spy, George Blake, escaped from Wormwood Scrubs where he was serving a 40 year sentence for spying .A disaster befell four British Royal Navy ships in 1707 as they ran aground near the Isles of Scilly. More than 1,400 sailors drowned in one of the worst maritime disasters in the history of the Royal Navy. The cause of the disaster was determined as a navigational error. Jerome Lester Horwitz (Curly Howard) the American comic actor. Who played one of the Three-Stooges. Known for phrases such as "nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!", "woob-woob-woob!", and "soitenly!" was born on this day. Little known was that Curly joined the Stooges in 1932, replacing his brother Shemp Howard.

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