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On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 10th, 2006

1871 – American journalist Henry Morton Stanley, sent to Africa by his newspaper to find Scottish missionary Dr David Livingstone, finally makes contact with him in Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika and asks: ‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’.

1927 – Hirohito is crowned Emperor of Japan.

1938 – ‘Kristallnacht’  or ‘night of (broken) glass’ in Germany – the night members of the Nazi Party set fire to more than 250 Jewish synagogues and smash the windows of thousands of Jewish homes and businesses.

1988 – George Bush is elected US President.

1989 – Bulldozers begin demolishing the Berlin Wall.

1997 – British au pair Louise Woodward walks free from a court in America when judge Hiller Zobel reduces her murder conviction to manslaughter and cuts her sentence to 279 days – the exact length of time she has already spent in jail after being charged with killing youngster Matthew Eappen.

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