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1994

Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley

They Said It Wouldn’t Last!

And It Didn’t!It was one of the matrimonial events of the century when, on this day in 1994, Michael Jackson wed Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley. Not that anyone knew at the time. The marriage, which took place in a secluded part of the Dominican Republic, was kept a secret from the media for 11 weeks. When the truth was revealed, the p... Read more >

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1897

‘Dracula’ goes on sale

The first copies of the classic vampire novel ‘Dracula’, by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops on this day in 1897. An invalid as a child, Stoker grew up to become a football star at Trinity College, Dublin. After graduation, he got a job in the civil service at Dublin Castle, where he worked for the next 10 years while writing drama reviews for the Dublin Mail on the side... Read more >