|John (scouse) Hirons|
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|Today 15th December:-|
1675 - John Vermeer the Dutch painter popped his clogs.
1832 - Gustave Eiffel, the French engineer, was born. You could say that was a land mark day for the frogs.
1930 - Don Bradman takes his 1st Test Cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, West Indies, lbw). We English wish he had taken up football.
1961 - Adolf Eichmann, is condemned to death by an Israeli war crimes tribunal. Good ridence to bad rubbish.
1966 - Walt Disney dies aged 65 & was put in suspended animation. Not the cartoon but the freezing type.
On this day in 2001, Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened to the public, after a team of experts had spent 11 years and £14 million to strengthen the famous bell tower without eliminating its lean.
1982 - Spain opens border with the Rock of Gibraltar. The gates isolating the people of Gibraltar from Spain had been shut to pedestrians for 13 years.
& finally today Mike Pass discovered there was only 10 more days ’til Christmas.
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