The “On This Day” columns run by newspapers are lucky dip packets of daily delight. They remind you of moments you hadn’t thought about for a while but kinda knew about. They can surprise you with things you had not a sausage of a notion about. 

Sometimes they can tell you absolutely nothing, a list of arbitrary happenings, but those days are few and gloriously far between, which is a blessing and great assist in writing this column.

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