On this day in 1952, Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play The Mousetrap began a run of 25,000 performances and counting in the West End. It is now the longest-running play in the world.
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On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published ‘On the Origin of Species’, the book considered by many to be the cornerstone of evolutionary biology.
Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in hospital on this day in 2006, after being poisoned with the radioactive isotope polonium-210.