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1905

Lily Parr, first woman in English Football Hall of Fame, is born

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Today we celebrate the birth of a true sporting icon and footballing legend: Lily Parr, the first woman to be inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. Born on this day in 1905, Lily was a ferocious winger and soccer prodigy, snapped up by the famed Dick, Kerr's Ladies team at the age of 14, where she scored 43 goals in her first season.

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1986

Nuclear disaster at Chernobyl

On 26 April 1986, the world's worst nuclear power plant accident occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the Soviet Union. Thirty-two people died and dozens more suffered radiation burns in the opening days of the crisis, but only after Swedish authorities reported the fallout did Soviet authorities reluctantly admit that an accident had occurred. The Chernobyl station was situated at ... Read more >