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25 November 1952: ‘The Mousetrap’ premieres in London

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 th…
25 Nov 2015
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Economy

24 November 1859: Charles Darwin publishes ‘On the Origin of Species’

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.
24 Nov 2015
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Economy

23 November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko dies in hospital

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in hospital on this day in 2006, after being poisoned with the radioactive isotope polonium-210.
23 Nov 2015