On This Day

In 1903 Mark Rothko, American artists of Russian descent (born Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz) was born.

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In 1981 Rupert Murdoch shut down the Sunday Times in response to an industrial dispute with the print union, suspending 1,400 staff without pay

Also in 1981 Adam and the Ants were No.1 in the UK charts with Prince Charming

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In 1983 38 prisoners escaped from the Maze, a high-security prison in Northern Ireland

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