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On This Day in History - 11th December

Birthdays

1803Hector Berlioz, French composer
1913Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer, married to Sophia Loren
1919Cliff Michelmore, TV and radio broadcaster
1930David Plowright, Former chairman of Granada TV, & brother of Joan Plowright
1931Rita Moreno, 'Oscar' winning actress and dancer
1944Brenda Lee, American singer popular in the 60's
1954Jermaine Jackson, Singer and member of 'The Jackson Five'

Events

1894The first Motor Show opened in the Champs-Elysees, Paris, with a total of nine exhibitors
1914The Royal Flying Corps (later became the RAF) adopted the roundel in red, white & blue as its identification mark
1936The Duke of York became King George VI, after his brother Edward VIII abdicated to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson
1967The Concorde airliner was rolled out of its hangar for public viewing for the first time
1984In thick fog, twenty two vehicles collided on the M25, near Limpsfield on the Surrey & Kent border
1991Spanish golfer Seve Ballsteros was awarded the Ritz Club, European Golfer of the Year Award