November 10th

1619 – Rene Descartes has a dream which inspires his book Meditations On First Philosophy

1847 – Off the coast of Ireland, a ship is wrecked on some rocks, killing 92 of the 100 on board.

1951 – A direct dial telephone service starts in America.

1969 – National Educational Television begins broadcasting, the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service debuts in the US with its first programme being ‘Sesame Street’.

1989 – Fall of the communist regime in Bulgaria.

2010 – Thousands of students travel to London to protest against a proposed rise in the cap of tuition fees.


Sir Tim Rice – Lyricist (1944), Steve Brookstein – X Factor Winner (1968), Faustino Asprilla – ex-Newcastle Footballer (1969), Jens Lehmann – ex-German International Goalkeeper (1969)


Robert Enke – German International Goalkeeper, Rated as favourite to be German first choice in the World Cup, before he committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. This was a tragedy for the football world. (d.2009)

Number 1s

Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & His Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir – Answer Me (1953)

Cliff Richard & The Shadows – Travellin’ Light (1959)

Matthews Southern Comfort – Woodstock (1970)

Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (1981)

Vic Reeves & The Wonderstuff – Dizzy (1991)

Robson&Jerome – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted/Saturday Night At The Movies/You’ll Never Walk Alone (1996)

Westlife – Unbreakable (2002)


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