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ERNIE, Quaker Mary Dyer and Louis Napoleon: 3 things that happened On This Day

What happened on this day in history? We round up three famous events, births, battles and deaths...

Published: June 1, 2014 at 5:00 am
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1 June

1957: ERNIE (Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment) selected the first Premium Bond winners.

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1660: Quaker Mary Dyer was hanged on the common at Boston, Massachusetts for repeatedly defying a law banning Quakers from the colony.

1879: Louis Napoleon, the prince imperial, was killed in a Zulu ambush while serving with the British army in South Africa. He was the only son of French emperor Napoleon III.

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Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules

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