On this day…

English cricketer Arthur Fagg, who played both for Kent and England, was born on the 18th of June, 1915.

After retiring from the sport, he went on to become a well-known umpire. He died in September 1977.

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Sport, Cricket, pic: 1930's, Arthur Fagg, (1915-1977) who played for Kent C,C,C, 1932-1957 and England 5 times 1936-1939, Arthur Fagg was an opening right hand batsman and in 1938 achieved the unique feat of scoring a double century in each innings of a c

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On this day: the first day of the blizzard of 1977

The 1977 blizzard that hit parts of New York, USA and Ontario, Canada, began on the 28th of January, 1977.

Wind gusts from 46 to 69 mph (74 to 111 km/h) hit daily, and more than 2.5 metres of snow were recorded in a storm that lasted into February and saw dozens of deaths registered.

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