November 12th

Dedicated to my late, great grandfather, George Hepworth.

1555 – The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.

1847 – Sir James Simpson is the first to use Chloroform as an anaesthetic.

1933 – The first known pictures of the Loch Ness monster are taken by Hugh Gray.

1948 – 7 Japanese officials are sentenced to death for their part in World War II.

1990 – Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

1996 – A mid-air plane crash kills 349 people near New Delhi.

1998 – Daimler-Benz merges with Chrysler forming Daimler-Chrysler.

2001 – The second plane crash on this day happens – in JFK airport, a plane crashes minutes after take off killing all 260 passengers and 5 on the ground.

Deaths

George Hepworth – My Grandad (d.2010) (Technically he died last night, but this is the first time I can post it. RIP Grandad, this is dedicated to you.)

Sports

1892 – William ‘Pudge’ Heffelfinger becomes the first American Football Player to be paid.

Number 1s

Paul Anka – Diana (1957) (Best seller for this year, most weeks at number 1 with 9 weeks at the top)

Gerry&The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone (1963)

Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra & Chorus – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1968) (This was a cover of the soundtrack from the film, which was released 2 years earlier.)

David Essex – Gonna Make You A Star (1974)

Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart (1985)

Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World (1989)

Robson & Jerome – Up On The Roof/I Believe (1995)

A1 – Same Old Brand New You (2000) (I forgot these guys ever existed!!)

Westlife – The Rose (2005) (This is the most beautiful song ever written. Brings back memories of panto!!)

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