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466 of 473  Wed 10th Jan 2018 12:31pm  
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Thanks, mcsporran - here's one of them [courtesy Peter Hirst] Not yet one-man operated Oh my
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467 of 473  Thu 11th Jan 2018 7:31am  
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11th Jan 1966 The 13th Coventry Scout Band become the first scout musicians to perform in Westminster Abbey. 11th Jan 1856 The Corn Exchange opened (later became the Empire Cinema) in Hertford Street. The picture below was from the Illustrated London News of 10th July 1858.
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468 of 473  Fri 12th Jan 2018 7:22am  
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12th Jan 1918 Arthur Hutt returned from the First World War to a hero's welcome at Coventry Station, saying: 'All I did was my duty to my King and country.' He was demobbed in 1919 and returned home to his wife, daughter and his job at Courtaulds. 12th Jan 1859 The first edition of the 'Coventry Examiner' newspaper appeared, for one penny - an Ultra-Liberal paper.
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469 of 473  Sat 13th Jan 2018 10:22am  
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13th Jan 1859 On this night, at the Plough Hotel in Spon Street, 22 year old Foleshill man, James Knight, took his own life by shooting himself 'through the body' - probably attempting to perforate his heart. A failed love affair was suspected.
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470 of 473  Sun 14th Jan 2018 9:59am  
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14th Jan 1926 Stoke Heath Council Infants School was opened for 378 children, run by Head Teacher Miss Bertha Evans.
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471 of 473  Mon 15th Jan 2018 7:28am  
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15th Jan 1539 Coventry's huge Benedictine Abbey, St Mary's Priory, officially taken by the Crown (Henry VIII) as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. 15th Jan 1947 Music producer Pete Waterman born in Coventry.
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472 of 473  Tue 16th Jan 2018 7:26am  
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16th Jan 1865 The opening of the Freemen's Charity Girls' School, funded by city benefactor Sir Thomas White. The school stood on the corner of Swanswell Terrace and Stoney Stanton Road. 16th Jan 2018 (Today!) A Royal visit to Coventry, City of Culture, by Prince William and Kate Middleton. Happy
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473 of 473  Wed 17th Jan 2018 7:28am  
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17th Jan 2002 Royal Navy frigate HMS Coventry was decommissioned. It was launched in 1986 but was considered out of date after only 15 years. It was the 6th HMS Coventry - a line stretching back to 1658. The previous HMS Coventry was sunk in the Falkland Islands (see 25th May 1982).
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