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1859

Big Ben goes into operation in London

The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephen's Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on this day in 1859. After a fire destroyed much of the Palace of Westminster – the headquarters of the British Parliament – in October 1834, a standout feature of the design for the new palace was a large cl... Read more >

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1998

Geri quits Spice Girls

She Told Them What She Wants, What She Really Really Wants.

Then Quit. Nothing has ever been the same ever since. I can picture it now. A lawyer stepped out onto a stage in front of the world’s press and stated, ‘sadly I would like to confirm that I have left the Spice Girls. This is because of differences between us’.

At first I was confused as I didn’t r... Read more >