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1953

Let’s Never Forget, Driving Miss Daisy Won One

It was on this prestigious evening in 1953 that the Academy Awards were shown on TV for the first time ever. In order to ensure things were even more complicated, the ceremony was held in Hollywood and New York concurrently. And, as everyone was smoking, it was quite hard to make out what was going on most of the time.

To ensure that the televised awards started as they meant to go on, t... Read more >

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1992

The Royal Shedding

Who were the real victims here? Was it the Duke and Duchess of York (Fergie and Andy in layman’s terms) who announced their separation on this day in 1992? Or was it people like me who based their entire romantic and emotional lives on this fairytale couple?

I even got married whilst wearing a sailor suit I got from Argos which was a bit tight, admittedly, (it was possibly designed for... Read more >

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2003

War in Iraq begins

On this day in 2003, the United States, along with coalition forces primarily from the United Kingdom, initiates war on Iraq. Just after explosions began to rock Baghdad, Iraq’s capital, U.S. President George W. Bush announced in a televised address, “At this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to d... Read more >