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1888

Van Gogh cuts off his ear

On this day in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying in Arles, France. He later documented the event in a painting titled ‘Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear’. Today, Van Gogh is regarded as an artistic genius and his masterpieces sell for record-breaking prices; however, during his lifetime, h... Read more >

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1992

Queen's Speech Leaked

It has to be the highlight of any family’s Christmas Day. No, not the presents, the turkey, the twinkle in a child’s eye or the fact that you can start drinking at 9am without people judging you. Obviously I’m talking about the Queen’s speech. That moment at three o’clock when the entire nation stops for ten minutes and our monarch tells us what to do for the next 12 months. But Chris... Read more >