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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Feature writer Derek James takes a look back at what was happening in the world on August 7 throughout history, including floods on the north Norfolk coast in 1871.
In Norfolk in 1871 - More than 20 homes were flooded at Walsingham. About 40 women and children were rescued from upper windows.
Elsewhere in the world
1711 - Ascot became ‘Royal’ when Queen Anne attended the races.
1840 - Parliament passed an Act prohibiting the employment of climbing boys as chimney sweeps.
1858 - Ottawa was chosen by Queen Victoria as Canada’s capital.
1925 - British Summer Time became permanent with the passing of the Daylight Saving Act.
1957 - Oliver Norvell Hardy, the comedian who, with his partner Stan Laurel, formed one of the most successful double acts of all time, died. A few years earlier, the pair had played Norwich Hippodrome.
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