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On This Day in History – August 3rd

3rd August 2016 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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On This Day in 1990: UK temperatures reached record high

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A weather station in Leicestershire recorded the highest temperature ever known in Britain.
The figure of 37.1C, or 99F, recorded at a weather station in Nailstone, Leicestershire, was 1 degree Fahrenheit higher than the previous record set in 1911.

On This Day in 1492: Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage.

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Christopher Columbus set sail with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain destined to discover "The Indies"

On This Day in 1867: Born in 1976 Stanley Baldwin

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Stanley Baldwin, 3 times British Prime Minister (1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37) was born this day in 1867


On This Day in 1963: Beatles last performance at Cavern Club

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The Beatles played their last ever performance at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. The Beatles, whose fee for their first performance at the Cavern had been £5, received a fee of £300 for this performance.

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