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This week’s historical happenings

1819 Stamford Raffles founded Singapore as a British trading port

1921 Charlie Chaplin released his first full-length feature – “The Kid”, a silent film starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan

1952 King George V1 died – Queen Elizabeth II – as she became on that day, was on tour in Kenya  & flew immediately back to London.

Bob Marley was born on this day in 6th February, 1945 – the musician he formed a singing group called “The Wailing Wailers” with friends (later “The Wailers”) achieving international success…

And on this day in 1944, at the Crown Street Women’s Hospital (now closed), a boy was born – 6 pounds and 2 ounces – and he grew up to host a radio program on Triple U – this one: Something to Wail about

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