On This Day - November 1st

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On This Day in 1990:Geoffrey Howe resigns over Europe policy.

Geoffrey Howe

The UK's deputy Prime Minister, Sir Geoffrey Howe, resigned. He informed the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of his decision. Sir Geoffrey said the reasons for his resignation were the prime minister's policies towards Europe and her opposition to a single European currency.
He is the fourth member of the cabinet to leave after disputes over Europe.



On This Day in 1938:American Chester Carlson invented the photocopier.

Chester Carlson

Carlson began thinking about reproducing print early in his life. At age ten, he created a newspaper called This and That, created by hand and circulated among his friends with a routing list. His favorite plaything was a rubber stamp printing set, and his most coveted possession was a toy typewriter an aunt gave him for Christmas in 1916--although he was disappointed that it was not an office typewriter.
He tried to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they saw no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.


On This Day in 1938:Christopher Lloyd, actor born

Christopher Lloyd

Principally known for Back to the Future Film series and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He has won three Emmys and his first movie role was as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.




On This Day in 1980:Bruce Springsteen scored his first No.1 US album

Bruce Springsteen

The album 'The River', featured the US No.5 & UK No.44 single 'Hungry Heart.'

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