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On This Day – 29 October

Posted on: Mon 29 Oct 2018

On This Day…

In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for crimes of conspiracy to kill King James 1, 15 years earlier.

In 1945, the first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.

In 1957, Bobby Helms recorded ‘Jingle Bell Rock’. The song was written and composed by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe.

Breakfast producer, Zoe Kounadis, joins Tom Mann to discuss these events from history.

Produced by Tom Mann

Image Sourced: Wikimedia Commons


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