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On This Day - October 12
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A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.
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Events through the years on October 12
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Claire Rayner was an English nurse, journalist, agony aunt and a novelist. Claire Rayner was born in Stepney, in London on January 22, 1931 and she died on October 12, 2010 in Harrow, London, England. Rayner has written 55 fiction books and 35 non fiction books. All these books are influenced by her experiences as a nurse and as an agony aunt listening to people on the ground.
is one of these novels that is set in a very busy hospital.
The Soviet Union launches the
into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew, and the first flight without pressure suits.
Richard Price is an American author of fiction depicting urban life in American cities. His novels are gritty and look to get to the heart of problem. Richard Price was born on October 12, 1949 in the Bronx, New York, USA. The setting for many of Price's novels in the fictional city of Dempsey, widely regarded as New York.
tells of the dynamics of the interractions between the police and their mainly black counterparts on the streets.
Carlos the Jackal, Venezuelan convicted of terrorism and murderer was born
, English singer-songwriter and guitarist with Status Quo was born
, English journalist, author and newsreader was born
, Italian tenor and actor was born
An iron lung respirator
is used for the first time at Boston Children's Hospital.
makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas.
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