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21 Aug 1923

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British singer Cliff Adams. He led the Cliff Adams Singers known for ballads and novelty songs and formed The Stargazers that had two UK No.1 singles, ‘Broken Wings’ in 1953 (which was the first recording by a native British act to top the UK Singles Chart) and the 1954 ‘I See the Moon’. Adams wnet on to write many TV jingles, such as ads for Murray Mints, Fry’s Turkish Delight, Milk Tray and Smash instant mashed potato.

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20 Aug 1992

First around-the-world telegram sent, 66 years before Voyager II launch On August 20, 1911, a dispatcher in the New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service. Exactly 66 years later, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sends a different kind of message–a phonograph record containing information about Earth for extraterrestrial beings–shooting into space aboard the unmanned spacecraft Voyager II.

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